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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 21, 2017: I-79 Summer Shootout: Round #1 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dan Shetler - 13.800 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Hunter Schuerenberg - 13.936 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Mike Bauer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brandon Spithaler Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Spencer Bayston JE Pistons Dash #1: Hunter Schuerenberg Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cole Duncan Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.048; 2. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 14.084; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.166; 4. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.247; 5. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.258; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.287; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.308; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.386; 9. 55-Gary Kriess, 14.396; 10. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.443

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Joey Saldana earns first Wayne County All Star victory since 1999

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway Cancelled

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, June 24, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 53 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brady Bacon - 11.830 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 11.624 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Kevin Thomas Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sean Zemunik
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tanner Thorson
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: DJ Foos
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Caleb Armstrong
Computer Man, Inc. D-Main: Ryan Linder
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Mitch Harble
JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Armstrong
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (5th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.737; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.854; 3. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr., 11.968; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker, 11.989; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.475; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.544; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.568; 8. 40-Mark Imler, 12.701; 9. 4au-Chris Ferrall, 12.826; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.211; 11. 7R-Andy Rein, 99.11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Limaland Motorsports Park cancelled

LIMA, OH (June 23, 2017) - A mixture of heavy rains and saturated grounds forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Limaland Motorsports Park officials to cancel round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled for Friday evening, June 23. Although officials are working together to bring the Arctic Cat All Stars back to Limaland Motorsports Park, any potential rain date will not be connected to Ohio Sprint Speedweek; will not count toward the overall win bonus, nor the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship.

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket championship will be determined on Saturday evening, June 24, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Only two markers separate Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings entering the Saturday night finale. If a tie would occur in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings, feature finishes throughout the week will be used as a tiebreaker to determine the champion; number of victories, number of runner-up finishes, and so on.

Atomic Speedway pit gates will open at 2:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm and hot laps at 6:00pm. Those who would like to learn more about the Atomic Speedway Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net. A rain date of Sunday, June 25, will be used if needed.

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (As of June 23):
1. Tim Shaffer - 792
2. Chad Kemenah - 790
3. Cole Duncan - 766
4. Carson Macedo - 758
5. Ryan Smith - 724
6. Parker Price-Miller - 706
7. Lee Jacobs - 672
8. Caleb Armstrong - 672
9. Caleb Helms - 666
10. Cale Conley - 662

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 23, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3002
2. Ryan Smith - 2742
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2716
4. Caleb Helms - 2648
5. Max Stambaugh - 2502
6. T.J. Michael - 2240
7. Tim Shaffer - 2240
8. Brandon Spithaler - 2227
9. Brandon Matus - 2166
10. Tyler Esh - 2157

 

 

Spencer Bayston goes wire-to-wire for Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Muskingum County Speedway

DRESDEN, OH (June 22, 2017) - For the second time in 2017, and for the second time in his career, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time scoring $5,000 during round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Muskingum County Speedway.

Aboard the Kevin Swindell-owned/Premier Truck Group/John Christner Trucking/No. 39, Bayston led all 30 circuits on Thursday evening at the Dresden-area oval, manhandling multiple waves of intense traffic, as well as an aggressive cushion at the top of the speedway, to clinch his first Arctic Cat All Star win since April. Fellow Indiana native Caleb Armstrong finished second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan.

“I’m going to get most of the credit here tonight, but the people who really deserve the credit are the ones standing behind me,” Spencer Bayston said in victory lane. “This is a brand new race car. We rolled one over the other night at Wayne County Speedway, so we’ve been up until about four in the morning the last few nights working to get this one ready. Kevin and Jordan [Swindell], the whole crew; they all work so hard and make all of this happen. Without them, I wouldn’t be standing up here.”

Bayston’s 30-lap campaign at the front of the field started from the pole position, taking command right from the drop of the green flag over Caleb Armstrong and two-time Speedweek winner Tim Shaffer. Two early cautions, the first on lap five and the second on lap ten, were the only two momentum breakers for Bayston, but neither created any sort of distraction. Bayston’s lead was nearly three seconds on multiple occasions even while racing in traffic, and despite having to deal with dirty air, the Indiana native hardly faltered.

“We got to dirty air in traffic and my whole race changed it felt like,” Bayston said. “I had to kinda drive above [the cushion] a couple times, but it almost didn’t work for me because I nearly looped it. Despite all of that, I never really felt any pressure, so I was able to just cruise and bring it home.”

Caleb Armstrong’s runner-up finish was a season-high for the New Castle, Indiana, native. The second year Arctic Cat All Star traveler started second on the feature grid and battled in that position all 30 laps. Chad Kemenah, the current Arctic Cat All Star championship point leader, charged from 11th to finish third, solid enough to earn MSD Performance Hard Charger Award honors.

Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, will continue Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with round seven of competition on Friday evening, June 23. Limaland has hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on 30 separate occasions since their first visit in 1983, the most recent during the 2016 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on June 24, 2016. “The Hurricane” Randy Hannagan scored the $5,000 top prize, his first-ever at the high banked quarter-mile during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

Limaland Motorsports Park will open main gates at 5:00pm tomorrow afternoon, Friday, June 23. Hot laps should hit the racing surface at 6:30pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Limaland Motorsports Park live on the Web at www.limaland.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Muskingum County Speedway -Thursday, June 22, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 13.540 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 13.212 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Esh Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Brandon Spithaler Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Trevor Baker JE Pistons Dash #1: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Caleb Armstrong Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Thomas Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+8) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.212; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.348; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.37; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.485; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.531; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.635; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.747; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.854; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.882; 10. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.937; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 14.486

Group (B) 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.287; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.474; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.481; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.621; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.792; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.835; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.023; 8. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.096; 9. 5-Jordan Harble, 14.387; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 15.251; 11. 7R-Andy Rein, 17.313

Group ( C ) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.242; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.328; 3. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.46; 4. C1-Clay Riney, 13.557; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.611; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.713; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.869; 8. 51-John Garvin, 13.938; 9. D12-Jason Dolick, 14.135; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 14.399; 11. 4au-Chris Ferrall, 15.439

Group (D) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.396; 2. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.421; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.544; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.755; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 13.815; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 13.852; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.927; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.502; 9. 23-DJ Foos, 14.527; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 99.99

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble [10]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [7]; 11. 9-Ryan Linder [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 4. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 6. 5-Jordan Harble [9]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 8. 7R-Andy Rein [11]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. D12-Jason Dolick [7]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 10. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [9]; 11. C1-Clay Riney [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [9]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [6]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 2. 5-Jordan Harble [1]; 3. 4B-Steve Butler [2]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [3]; 5. 7R-Andy Rein [7]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 7. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [6]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 9. C1-Clay Riney [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 5. 51-John Garvin [13]; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [5]; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [7]; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble [12]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 11. D12-Jason Dolick [14]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [10]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer [3]; 15. 5-Jordan Harble [16]; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison [11]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [20]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 13. 92A-Sammy Walsh [14]; 14. 2-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 15. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [18]; 17. 46-Michael Bauer [13]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [12]; 19. 51-John Garvin [25]; 20. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [16]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [21]; 22. 9M-Jordan Ryan [24]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [17]; 24. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [23] Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston [1-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 22): 1. Tim Shaffer - 792 2. Chad Kemenah - 790 3. Cole Duncan - 766 4. Carson Macedo - 758 5. Ryan Smith - 724 6. Parker Price-Miller - 706 7. Lee Jacobs - 672 8. Caleb Armstrong - 672 9. Caleb Helms - 666 10. Cale Conley - 662

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

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 22, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3002 2. Ryan Smith - 2742 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2716 4. Caleb Helms - 2648 5. Max Stambaugh - 2502 6. T.J. Michael - 2240 7. Tim Shaffer - 2240 8. Brandon Spithaler - 2227 9. Brandon Matus - 2166 10. Tyler Esh - 2157

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star visit to Merritt Speedway on July 1 cancelled

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 22, 2017) - A collective decision between Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Merritt Speedway officials resulted in the cancellation of the Saturday, July 1, visit to Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. Track officials and Series representatives hope to work together in bringing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions back to Michigan in the future.

The Arctic Cat All Star visit to Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Friday, June 30, is still on as planned. If needed, Saturday, July 1, will serve as the rain date for the Kokomo Speedway program.

The one-night All Star return to Kokomo Speedway will be complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. In addition, The Cushion will be on hand to provide a live, pay-per-view broadcast via www.thecushion.com.

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

The private Tony Stewart autograph session, slated to be held at the Tony Stewart merchandise trailer just outside of the main ticket booth, will also be conducted as scheduled. An exact time will be announced next week before the event. Only those who purchased one of the first 150 pre-sale tickets will be eligible to attend the private autograph session

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

 

 

Tim Shaffer holds back Danny Dietrich for Waynesfield Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory

WAYNESFIELD, OH (June 21, 2017) - A battle that lasted nearly 15 circuits around the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer held off Pennsylvania Posse invader Danny Dietrich to earn his second victory in five rounds of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, scoring not only a $5,000 top prize, but also solidifying a $500 bonus on behalf of Cometic Gasket.

The victory, a first-ever at Waynesfield Raceway Park during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, raises Shaffer’s career win total to 58 with “America’s Series.” “Double-D” Danny Dietrich held on to finish second at the conclusion of the 35-lap program, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and Parker Price-Miller.

“I just can’t say enough about this race team. Hats off to all of my guys tonight. They did a great job,” Tim Shaffer explained in victory lane. “I’m surrounded by great people. We are having a lot of fun right now. When we win, it’s even better. This is awesome.”

Tim Shaffer’s campaign at the front of the field commenced on lap 16, finally working around early race leader and Aussie visitor Sammy Walsh. After taking command of the top spot, the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native soon entered traffic, eventually tracked down by Danny Dietrich who worked into second by lap 18. Despite Shaffer’s ability to navigate traffic, Dietrich never lost sight of the Rudzik Excavating/Scoville Designs/VRP Shocks/No. 49X, racing within two to three car lengths even while racing through periods of heavy traffic.

By lap 28, traffic intensified and so did the battle for the lead, as Dietrich made several attempts to work underneath Shaffer through both corners of the speedway. After avoiding chaos while racing three wide with a lapped car, Shaffer and Dietrich ended up making contact at the exit of turn four, ultimately ending all of Dietrich’s momentum. Shaffer’s lead quickly opened back up, crossing under the final checkers nearly two seconds ahead of Dietrich.

“I just had to sit up in the seat,” Tim Shaffer said. “The ledge on the race track was really tricky tonight and we had a really tight race car on top of that. We had that delay for the lighting issues, so we used that to talk about how we could make the car better. Cody (Jacobs) made some changes and it felt a lot better. At the end of the day, I got lucky.”

For Danny Dietrich, the runner-up finish increases his top-five streak to two during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, all beginning with a fifth place performance on Tuesday evening at Sharon Speedway.

“The car was really fast tonight,” Danny Dietrich stated, pilot of the Tom Buch-owned/Apex Structures/DKW Transport/Sweeney Cars/Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse/No. 13D. “I need to thank everyone who has been helping us out all week, especially Tom (Buch) for giving me this opportunity to race. We were good. I was trying to run on the curb and sail it through one and two pretty good. I thought I was going to clear (Tim Shaffer), but I didn’t quite get him. I really didn’t expect him to work back around me and that lapped car, but that is what makes Tim such a good racer; he’s clean and he’s fast.”

For the first time since June 27, 2006, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, this time for round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Thursday evening, June 22. “America’s Series” has contested 12 separate events at Muskingum County Speedway since their first appearance in 1984. Of the 12 contested events, three drivers were victorious on more than one occasion; Kenny Jacobs, Dale Blaney and Kelly Kinser each own two wins.

Muskingum County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm tomorrow afternoon, June 22. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Muskingum County Speedway live on the Web at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com. In addition, The Cushion will be conducting a live, pay-per-view broadcast via www.thecushion.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Waynesfield Raceway Park -Wednesday, June 21, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 10.414 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brandon Matus - 10.507 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chris Andrews
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Parker Price-Miller
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Caleb Helms
JE Pistons Dash #1: Sammy Walsh
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jared Horstman
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Stuart Brubaker (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 10.47; 2. 13-Brandon Matus, 10.507; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 10.538; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 10.565; 5. 17H-Jared Horstman, 10.659; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 10.676; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 10.792; 8. 12-Daniel Harding, 10.879; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 10.951; 10. 7K-Cale Conley, 10.991; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 11.738

Group (B)
1. 70-Tanner Thorson, 10.553; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 10.559; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 10.635; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker, 10.748; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 10.796; 6. 59-Ryan Smith, 10.889; 7. 91-Cale Thomas, 10.892; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 10.939; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 11.007; 10. 51-John Garvin, 11.132; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 11.514

Group ( C )
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 10.592; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 10.724; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 10.744; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 10.775; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 10.776; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 10.987; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 11.111; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.175; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 11.246; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 11.43; 11. 4B-Steve Butler, 11.545

Group (D)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer, 10.847; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 10.904; 3. O7-Jacob Wilson, 10.996; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.006; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 11.017; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 11.133; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.145; 8. 97-Broc Martin, 11.18; 9. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.184; 10. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.291

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 3. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 5. 12-Daniel Harding [8]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 11. 17H-Jared Horstman [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson [4]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [11]; 11. 16M-Danny Mumaw [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson [2]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 7. 97-Broc Martin [8]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 92A-Sammy Walsh [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [4]; 4. 4B-Steve Butler [8]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 8. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17H-Jared Horstman [2]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [11]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [16]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [13]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [15]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 14. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 15. 51-John Garvin [14]; 16. 45-Trevor Baker [9]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [20]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [11]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [17]; 9. 92A-Sammy Walsh [1]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 13. 91-Cale Thomas [24]; 14. 17H-Jared Horstman [21]; 15. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 16. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 17. 33M-Max Stambaugh [23]; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker [15]; 19. 12-Daniel Harding [18]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 21. O7-Jacob Wilson [16]; 22. 59-Ryan Smith [25]; 23. 49-Shawn Dancer [22]; 24. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 25. 13-Brandon Matus [26]; 26. 70-Tanner Thorson [5] Lap Leaders: Sammy Walsh [1-15]; Tim Shaffer [16-35]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 21):
1. Tim Shaffer - 650
2. Chad Kemenah - 646
3. Carson Macedo - 640
4. Cole Duncan - 626
5. Ryan Smith - 602
6. Parker Price-Miller - 584
7. Caleb Helms - 552
8. Andrew Palker - 548
9. Lee Jacobs - 546
10. Cale Conley - 526

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

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 21, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 2858
2. Ryan Smith - 2604
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2570
4. Caleb Helms - 2534
5. Max Stambaugh - 2370
6. T.J. Michael - 2240
7. Brandon Spithaler - 2099
8. Tim Shaffer - 2098
9. Brandon Matus - 2062
10. Tyler Esh - 2023

 

 

Kyle Larson leads California podium sweep at Sharon Speedway; second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory

HARTFORD, OH (June 20, 2017) - Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson picked up right where he left off on Monday evening, this time scoring a second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event victory during competition at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, ultimately holding off a pair of California natives for a $5,000 top prize.

Larson, who started sixth on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature grid, wasted no time working his way to the front of the feature field. The pilot of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/No. 57 moved around early leader Rico Abreu on lap four, eventually withstanding multiple waves of traffic, as well as mid-race and late race charges from Abreu and Carson Macedo. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the sixth of Larson’s career with all six occurring during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“It’s really cool to win this race a year after Bryan Clauson won this race. The Clauson family means a lot to me,” Kyle Larson explained. “Paul Silva really made some big improvements tonight. He tried some things in the dash, but we were really slow. He made some more changes and they really worked out. Hats off to Paul. He’s the smartest guy in the pit area.”

Kyle Larson was in charge, but the battle for second and third may have attracted just as much attention. Rico Abreu and Carson Macedo battled for nearly half of the entire 30-lap distance, exchanging positions and sliders on multiple occasions. Despite lap after lap of position swapping and slide job attempts, Macedo did not officially overtake Abreu for the runner-up position until lap 23.

“I had a lot of fun here tonight,” Macedo said, pilot of the Lucas Oil/Weld Wheels/Gaerte Engines by Topp Performance Race Parts/No. 3G. “This ended up being such an awesome race track. If you would have told me it was going to be that good at the beginning of the night, I would have never believed it. This team gave me a great car. Kyle Larson is the best right now. To run second to him, we’ll take that and move forward. I’m pretty happy. Everything is going pretty well for this team.”

A caution on lap 22 was the only pause during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek program. Despite the sudden stop in momentum, Larson used the restart to his advantage and instantly opened his lead to over two seconds. One last surge by Macedo with a few circuits remaining closed the gap, but Larson still crossed under the final checkers 1.25 seconds ahead of the running order.

“This dirt was great, too,” Larson explained. “You could run from the inside tires to the outside wall. I actually looked up at the scoreboard at one point and noticed that Macedo got around Abreu, so I knew he had to be pretty good because I saw Abreu’s nose a few times racing below me. I thought I was running a pretty good line which was going to make it hard for Macedo to pass me. I have no idea where he was running, whether it was on the top or bottom. Regardless, it’s pretty cool to have a California podium sweep here.”

Negating a prior statement, when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return to Sharon Speedway on July 8 for the annual Lou Blaney Memorial, race teams will compete for a $5,000 top prize, not the recently stated $10,000.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue on Wednesday evening, June 21, with a visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio. An event originally scheduled for Sunday, June 18, the fifth round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the tenth time in Waynesfield Raceway Park history, most recently during the 2016 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek when Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned the $5,000 share.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:00pm tomorrow afternoon, June 21, with main gates to follow at 5:00pm. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will begin with hot laps at 6:00pm, followed by racing at 7:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend should tune-in live on www.thecushion.com. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase which will include the entire evening program.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 20, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 13.931 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.496 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Rico Abreu
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Kyle Larson
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Carson Macedo
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Roger Campbell
JE Pistons Dash #1: Rico Abreu
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Rico Abreu (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+9)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 15.376; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.496; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.532; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.539; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.667; 6. 23-DJ Foos, 15.879; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.927; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 16.053; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson, 16.102; 10. 23P-Darren Pifer, 16.23; 11. 71m-Dave Blaney, 16.275; 12. 8-Dean Jacobs, 16.659

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.618; 2. 4-Danny Smith, 15.657; 3. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.687; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.764; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.866; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich, 15.894; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.947; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 16.037; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.34; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.487; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 16.769; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.918

Group ( C )
1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.907; 2. 45-Trevor Baker, 16.001; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 16.213; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 16.297; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 16.359; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 16.526; 7. 51-John Garvin, 16.823; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.973; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.114; 10. 4W-Eric Williams, 17.162; 11. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 17.326; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 17.652

Group (D)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.064; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.346; 3. 4N-Jim Morris, 16.6; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 16.68; 5. 33-Brent Matus, 16.684; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.709; 7. 12-Daniel Harding, 17.221; 8. 46-Michael Bauer, 17.322; 9. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 17.332; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.415; 11. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.464; 12. 4B-Steve Butler, 17.614

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [11]; 7. 8-Dean Jacobs [12]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 9. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 11. 23P-Darren Pifer [10]; 12. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 12. 16-Danny Mumaw [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [7]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 2-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [11]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 11. 4W-Eric Williams [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 4N-Jim Morris [2]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [9]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]; 8. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 9. 12-Daniel Harding [7]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [12]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9C-Roger Campbell [1]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 4. 12-Daniel Harding [5]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [11]; 10. 4W-Eric Williams [4]; 11. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71M-Dave Blaney [9]; 2. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 5. 23P-Darren Pifer [8]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [11]; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson [7]; 9. 8-Dean Jacobs [14]; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger [15]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [18]; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell [17]; 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 14. 9-Ryan Linder [16]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [12]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 17. 16-Danny Mumaw [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich [8]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [4]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 11. 71M-Dave Blaney [21]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [23]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker [16]; 16. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [22]; 17. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 18. 7K-Cale Conley [18]; 19. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [24]; 20. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 21. 4N-Jim Morris [17]; 22. 33-Brent Matus [19]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 24. 51-John Garvin [20]; 25. 5T-Travis Philo [13]; 26. 9-Ryan Linder [25] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu [1-3]; Kyle Larson [4-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 20):
1. Chad Kemenah - 502
2. Carson Macedo - 502
3. Tim Shaffer - 500
4. Ryan Smith - 496
5. Rico Abreu - 494
6. Cole Duncan - 484
7. Caleb Helms - 462
8. Parker Price-Miller - 444
9. Cale Conley - 436
10. Andrew Palker - 434

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket:
Tim Shaffer - 1 - Eldora Speedway
Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway [+$500]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 20, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 2714
2. Ryan Smith - 2498
3. Caleb Helms - 2444
4. Caleb Armstrong - 2442
5. Max Stambaugh - 2254
6. T.J. Michael - 2150
7. Brandon Spithaler - 1973
8. Brandon Matus - 1960
9. Tim Shaffer - 1948
10. Tyler Esh - 1921

 

 

Kyle Larson climbs from eighth to win Ohio Sprint Speedweek round three at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, OH (June 20, 2017) - Less than a week after earning his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the 2017 season, and just 24 hours after earning his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2017 season, Kyle Larson was victorious with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday, June 19, at Wayne County Speedway.

Larson, who started eighth on the main event grid, took command officially on lap 13 over Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley. It was a fifth career victory for Larson during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, his second at Wayne County Speedway. Interestingly enough, all five Arctic Cat All Star victories during Larson’s career have taken shape during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“I was a little nervous during our dash tonight, but we were able to gain a few positions and increase our starting position by a few rows,” Larson explained in victory lane, pilot of the Finley Farms/Howard Johnson of Lima/No. 57. “I just tried to be patient the whole race. I knew we had a really good car.”

Larson’s march to the front started right from the drop of the green flag, appearing inside the top-five as early as lap six. A series of cautions, one for early race leader Brad Haudenschild, kept the feature field stacked together on three separate occasions during the first six circuits.

Unfortunately for all of those in attendance, one pause in action was caused by a power outage. The track lighting would soon reappear.

By lap nine, Larson moved his way into third, eventually setting up a pass to take second on lap 11, soon followed by the winning move on lap 13; driving under Cale Conley at the entrance of turn three and having full command by the exit of turn four. From that point forward, Larson was flawless, even surviving one final caution with less than two circuits remaining. Tim Shaffer and Caleb Helms, who were each battling for second and third in the running order, made contact just before the flagstand on lap 29. Their misfortune allowed Kasey Kahne and Chad Kemenah to solidify themselves on the podium.

“I got to traffic and I started to worry a little bit,” Kyle Larson explained. “I thought I saw the guys racing behind me creep up on my inside a little bit. I saw a ‘4’ and ‘10’ on the scoreboard and I thought Kasey [Kahne] and Chad [Kemenah] both started pretty far back, so I knew they had to be pretty good. Luckily, we hung on those last few laps and got the win.”

With two, full nights in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket competition on Tuesday evening with an appearance at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. It will be the first of two visits by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the state-of-the-art venue, with the second awarding $10,000 on Saturday, July 8, during the annual Lou Blaney Memorial.

Sharon Speedway will open pit gates at 4:00pm tomorrow - Tuesday, June 20 - with hot laps to follow at 6:20pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com. Those who cannot attend will have the opportunity to watch online via www.thecushion.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 19, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 57 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 14.335 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 14.096 seconds (Under Track Record) Ford Performance Heat #1: Kyle Larson All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rob Chaney Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Brad Haudenschild Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Cale Conley Computer Man D-Main: Steve Butler Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Jordan Harble JE Pistons Dash #1: Brad Haudenschild Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Conley Classic Ink USA B-Main: Andrew Palker Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cole Duncan (+15) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Rob Chaney Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Broc Martin Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.823; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.047; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.096; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 14.144; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.186; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.276; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.414; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.473; 9. 39-Spencer Bayston, 14.567; 10. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 14.815; 11. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.11; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 15.686

Group (B) 1. 97-Broc Martin, 14.289; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.333; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.385; 4. 12-Daniel Harding, 14.442; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.541; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.619; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.639; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw, 14.823; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble, 14.826; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.897; 11. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.02; 12. 51-John Garvin, 15.324

Group ( C ) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.119; 2. 4T-Kasey Kahne, 14.506; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.52; 4. 83-Rob Chaney, 14.521; 5. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.533; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.538; 7. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 14.565; 8. 5-Jordan Harble, 14.642; 9. 4-Danny Smith, 14.856; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 15.215; 11. 1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.789

Group (D) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.494; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.691; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.699; 4. 23-DJ Foos, 14.787; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 14.799; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.86; 7. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.935; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.012; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.112; 10. 23P-Nick Patterson, 15.172; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 15.918

Group (E) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.545; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.829; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.062; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney, 15.071; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson, 15.129; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 15.289; 7. D12-Jason Dolick, 15.381; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 15.409; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.466; 10. 4K-Kris Davis, 16.526; 11. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 99

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 8-Dean Jacobs [6]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 9. 46-Michael Bauer [11]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 11. 33D-Tyler Dunn [10]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [12]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw [8]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble [9]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 12-Daniel Harding [1]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 12. 51-John Garvin [12]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 83-Rob Chaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 4T-Kasey Kahne [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 7. 13D-Danny Dietrich [7]; 8. 5-Jordan Harble [8]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 10. 1B-Aaron Middaugh [11]; 11. 4-Danny Smith [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [2]; 2. 23-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 11. 23P-Nick Patterson [10]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 2. 71M-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 5. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 6. 4K-Kris Davis [10]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 8. 92A-Sammy Walsh [11]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 83-Rob Chaney [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [5]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 4B-Steve Butler [1]; 2. D12-Jason Dolick [4]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 4. 51-John Garvin [3]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 6. 4K-Kris Davis [9]; 7. 1B-Aaron Middaugh [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [6]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 10. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [11]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 5-Jordan Harble [1]; 2. 33D-Tyler Dunn [2]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 6. 4B-Steve Butler [13]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson [12]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 11. D12-Jason Dolick [14]; 12. 4-Danny Smith [4]; 13. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 14. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [8]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 6. 13D-Danny Dietrich [10]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [2]; 9. 33D-Tyler Dunn [16]; 10. 12-Daniel Harding [4]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5]; 12. 5-Jordan Harble [15]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 14. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 2. 4T-Kasey Kahne [13]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [6]; 5. 83-Rob Chaney [9]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [18]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan [23]; 9. 59-Ryan Smith [24]; 10. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [26]; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh [25]; 14. 2-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 15. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 17. 16-Danny Mumaw [19]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 20. 7J-Joe Swanson [15]; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [20]; 24. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney [12]; 26. 8-Dean Jacobs [22] Lap Leaders: Brad Haudenschild [1-3]; Cale Conley [4-12]; Kyle Larson [13-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 19): 1. Chad Kemenah - 372 2. Tim Shaffer - 358 3. Ryan Smith - 358 4. Carson Macedo - 356 5. Parker Price-Miller - 354 6. Rico Abreu - 350 7. Cole Duncan - 348 8. Caleb Helms - 340 9. Tyler Esh - 326 10. Travis Philo - 324

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 1 - Eldora Speedway Kyle Larson - 1 - Wayne County Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 19, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2584 2. Ryan Smith - 2360 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2330 4. Caleb Helms - 2322 5. Max Stambaugh - 2128 6. T.J. Michael - 2026 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1883 8. Brandon Matus - 1870 9. Tyler Esh - 1831 10. Tim Shaffer - 1806

 

 

Tim Shaffer conquers Eldora Speedway to officially kick-off Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Speedweek action continues Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park

ROSSBURG, OH (June 17, 2017) - Dominating in every way possible on Saturday night at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer launched the 35th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket in incredible fashion; leading all 30 laps around the Eldora Speedway half-mile to score the 57th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of his career, also claiming $5,000 in the process.

Shaffer not only conquered Eldora Speedway during main event competition, crossing under the final checkers 4.24 seconds ahead of the field, but the pilot of the Rudzik Excavating/Scoville Designs/VRP Shocks/No. 49X also set the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials, won his respective heat race, and won his respective dash. Adding to his long list of career accomplishments, the Eldora Speedway victory was a first-ever for the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

“I’ve never won an All Star race [at Eldora Speedway], so this is great,” Tim Shaffer said in victory lane. “I can’t thank this team enough, and for allowing us to put this deal together. My guys worked their butts off tonight. Cody Jacobs does a great job with these race cars. We’ll move ahead and try to do it again tomorrow night.”

After being penalized one row due to being late to the staging area, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive charge from 18th on the main event grid to finish second, earning the MSD Hard Charger award for his efforts. A total of three cautions aided Abreu during his way through the feature field, making his first appearance in a podium position on lap 26.

Cale Thomas, who chased Shaffer from the runner-up position for 22 circuits, was struck with mechanical woes on the final circuit, allowing Abreu to cross under the final checkers second in the running order. Travis Philo finished third after starting from the pole position, followed by Parker Price-Miller and Dave Blaney.

“This is the best track in the country,” Rico Abreu said. “The track is better now than it has ever been. It used to be that you had to pump up your balls to come here and run the top, but now you can run all the way across the surface; top, middle, bottom. Obviously, you can come here and pass cars. I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t win this. I made a mistake in my heat race and that put us behind.”

Mother Nature attempted to wash away competition on two separate occasions on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, once just before dash action and once again just before the start of the Classic Ink USA B-main which caused a 44-minute rain delay.

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket schedule will make the transition from a high-banked half-mile to a high-banked third-mile on Sunday evening, June 18, as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions prepare to invade Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

Arguably the most exciting oval on the Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign trail, Waynesfield Raceway Park hosted 47 entries during the 2016 visit, a field eventually defeated by Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild’s payday did not come easy, having to withstand constant pressure from NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer to earn the $5,000 winner’s share.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon, June 18. Main gates will open at 5:00pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm and racing at 7:00pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

Those who cannot attend Waynesfield Raceway Park can watch Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition live online via www.thecushion.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 17, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tony Stewart - 14.042 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 14.466 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Travis Philo Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Parker Price-Miller JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Andrew Palker Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Rico Abreu (+16 ) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dave Blaney Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cale Thomas (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.466; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.521; 3. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.557; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney, 14.679; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 14.942; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.983; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.374; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.779; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.834; 10. 83-Adam Cruea, 16.824; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 99.99

Group (B) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.944; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.271; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney, 15.312; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.412; 5. 12-Daniel Harding, 15.484; 6. 70-Tanner Thorson, 15.721; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.857; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 15.94; 9. 51-John Garvin, 16.078; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.097; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester, 18.624

Group ( C ) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.298; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.544; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.844; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.994; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 15.996; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.116; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.19; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.372; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.845; 10. 16-Matt Campbell, 99

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.112; 2. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser, 15.336; 3. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 15.43; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 15.6; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.961; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 16; 7. 12n-Cole Duncan, 16.087; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.138; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.272; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 16.714

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [7]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 10. 83-Adam Cruea [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 71M-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 70-Tanner Thorson [6]; 6. 12-Daniel Harding [5]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 51-John Garvin [9]; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. A67-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [2]; 3. 12-Daniel Harding [3]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [12]; 5. O7-Jacob Wilson [10]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh [9]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 10. 39-Spencer Bayston [15]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison [19]; 15. 9C-Roger Campbell [13]; 16. 51-John Garvin [11]; 17. 83-Adam Cruea [18]; 18. 33-Brent Matus [17]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 20. 3FX-Dean Kester [20]; 21. 16-Matt Campbell [21]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [22]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [18]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 8. 11N-Dale Blaney [4]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 10. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 12. A67-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 13. 12N-Cole Duncan [22]; 14. 12-Daniel Harding [23]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 16. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 19. 70-Tanner Thorson [16]; 20. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [15]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 23. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [25]; 25. 81-Lee Jacobs [20]; 26. O7-Jacob Wilson [26] Lad Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 17): 1. Tim Shaffer - 240 2. Rico Abreu - 236 3. Travis Philo - 234 4. Parker Price-Miller - 232 5. Chad Kemenah - 228 6. Ryan Smith - 226 7. Dale Blaney - 224 8. Caleb Helms - 220 9. Carson Macedo - 218 10. Cole Duncan - 214

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 1 - Eldora Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 17, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2440 2. Ryan Smith - 2228 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2224 4. Caleb Helms - 2202 5. Max Stambaugh - 2004 6. T.J. Michael - 1900 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1793 8. Brandon Matus - 1766 9. Tyler Esh - 1703 10. John Garvin - 1692

 

 

Postponed Attica A-main to award show-up points toward Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship

ATTICA, OH (June 17, 2017) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have determined that the postponed Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket A-main from Friday, June 16, at Attica (OH) Raceway Park will accumulate show-up points toward the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship, as well as count toward the overall win bonus structure that was established before the beginning of Speedweek. The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, June 24.

All participants who entered action at Attica Raceway Park on June 16 will acquire 90 show-up points toward the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Points acquired during the postponed A-main, set for September 2, will be applied to the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase once the feature is complete.

The postponed main event, which will be conducted separately during the originally scheduled Dirt Classic Ohio on Saturday, September 2, will only feature the drivers who pre-qualified during completed preliminary events. Drivers that accepted provisional starting positions on July 16 will have an opportunity to negate that decision, but must do so today, Saturday, June 17, and deliver that decision to an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions official. Alternates, based on respective C-main and B-main results, may be given an opportunity to participate during the make-up feature if pre-qualified drivers are not present for the make-up event. Only the drivers present during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park will be eligible to race in the make-up feature.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue later this evening - Saturday, June 17 - with a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Eldora gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 17. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend can watch online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase.

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park postponed until September 2 Ohio Sprint Speedweek continues Saturday at Eldora Speedway

ATTICA, OH (June 16, 2017) - Despite two attempts at outrunning Mother Nature on Friday evening at Attica (OH) Raceway Park, the final portion of opening night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket has been postponed until Saturday, September 2, when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return for Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio weekend. The 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main was the only event remaining on the schedule before Mother Nature interrupted competition for a second time.

Those seeking additional information regarding ticketing and gate times for Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio weekend should stay tuned online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue on Saturday evening, June 17, with a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dating back to May 3, 1981, Eldora Speedway has hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on 142 different occasions, the most recent on October 8, 2016.

St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent to park on Eldora Speedway’s victory lane stage during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, but it was the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild who scored the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory. It was the 10th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Haudenschild’s career at The World’s Greatest Dirt Track, his second of two Arctic Cat All Star victories in 2016.

Eldora Speedway gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 17. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend can watch online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 16, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chris Andrews - 12.298 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.342 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Cole Duncan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Lee Jacobs Daido Engine Bearings Heat #5: Chad Kemenah Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Shawn Dancer JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Conley Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Armstrong Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: N/A MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: N/A (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 16, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2302 2. Caleb Armstrong - 2122 3. Ryan Smith - 2092 4. Caleb Helms - 2072 5. Max Stambaugh - 1900 6. T.J. Michael - 1810 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1687 8. Brandon Matus - 1676 9. John Garvin - 1602 10. Tyler Esh - 1595

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

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

 

 

35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will blast-off June 16 at Attica Raceway Park

The Cushion live streaming, $3,000 point fund and multi-win bonuses each add excitement to nine-day campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 14, 2017) - An open wheel tradition celebrating 35 years in 2017, Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will hit center stage beginning Friday evening, June 16, at Attica Raceway Park, igniting an eight-race/nine-day Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign that will stretch to all four corners of The Buckeye State. “America’s Series” will visit eight different facilities during the 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule, and for the first time in Series history, seven of the eight Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket programs will be broadcast live via internet pay-per-views on www.thecushion.com or www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Returning for a third straight year, Concord, Ohio-based Cometic Gasket, a worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions, will be the official engine gasket of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, as well as the presenting sponsor for the entire eight-race campaign.

“We are proud to associate ourselves with Ohio Sprint Speedweek, as well as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket. “Cometic is rooted in motorsports and we appreciate being a part of such a long-standing tradition. Dirt track racing is the backbone of all things motorsports, as well as a major market for our organization. We hope to see everyone at the track.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will ignite on Friday evening, June 16, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica. The annual Speedweek opener will be followed by appearances at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg on Saturday, June 17; Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield on Sunday, June 18; Wayne County Speedway in Orrville on Monday, June 19; Sharon Speedway in Hartford on Tuesday, June 20; Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville on Thursday, June 22; Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima on Friday, June 23; and Atomic Speedway in Waverly on Saturday, June 24. The only off-day, scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, will be used as a potential rain date for any of the events contested on June 16-20. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase.

Similar to 2016, points will be tallied over the course of Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the top-ten finishers in the overall standings sharing a portion of a $3,000 point fund. In addition, multiple win bonuses will also be up for grabs on behalf of Cometic Gasket. Teams that accomplish two or more victories during Ohio Sprint Speedweek will be eligible for a bonus equalling at least $500. Two victories will solidify a $500 bonus, and as the win count increases, the bonus total will also increase. Teams that accomplish at least three victories will be awarded an additional bonus of $3,000. An additional $4,000 will be given to any team that can visit victory lane four times over the duration of Speedweek and if any single team can win five races, a $5,000 bonus will be awarded. The total bonus for any one team winning two events: $500; three events: $3,500, four events: $7,500; five events: $12,500.

As previously mentioned, seven of the eight Ohio Sprint Speedweek events will be broadcast live via online pay-per-views. Complete with hot laps, qualifying time trials, heat races, and respective main events, Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs at Attica Raceway Park, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, and Atomic Speedway will each be broadcast via www.thecushion.com. Round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Eldora Speedway will be broadcast via www.eldoraspeedway.com. Fans seeking additional information pertaining to pricing and available pay-per-view packages should visit The Cushion and Eldora Speedway online.

Chad Kemenah, the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket as not only the defending Series champion, but also as the defending Speedweek champion, earning his second in 2016. Kemenah, who owns three victories on the season, sits on top of the current title chase with an impressive 180-point lead; an advantage equalling over one entire program.

Despite Kemenah’s massive advantage, the battle for second through fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship remains close with only 50 points separating second year traveler Caleb Armstrong, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, and Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms. Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender Max Stambaugh, recently earning his second top-ten finish of the 2017 season, rounds-out the top-five in the current Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

“Sprint car racers and fans alike look forward to Speedweek each and every year. It’s grueling. It’s long. It takes a lot of sweat, hard work and dedication, but I’m sure the racers wouldn’t have it any other way,” Tony Stewart said, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “I want to thank all of the tracks and other organizations for helping us put this together, especially Cometic Gasket. The amount of support Ohio Sprint Speedweek attracts is overwhelming. I’m confident this will be around for another 35 years.”

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit each facility live on the Web. Information pertaining to ticket prices, reserved seat information and support divisions can be found online.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket:

Day

Date

Tack

Gates

Hot Laps

On The Web

Friday

6/16/17

Attica

5:00PM

6:15PM

http://www.atticaracewaypark.com/

Saturday

6/17/17

Eldora

4:00PM

6:00PM

http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/

Sunday

6/18/17

Waynsfield

5:00PM

6:00PM

http://www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com/

Monday

6/19/17

Wayne Co.

3:00PM

6:10PM

http://www.waynecountyspeedway.com/

Tuesday

6/20/17

Sharon

4:00PM

6:20PM

http://www.sharonspeedway.com/

Wednesday

6/21/17

Rain Date





Thursday

6/22/17

Muskingum

4:00PM

6:30PM

http://www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com/

Friday

6/23/17

Lima

5:00PM

6:30PM

http://www.limaland.com/

Saturday

6/24/17

Atomic

4:00PM

6:00PM

http://www.atomicspeedway.net/

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions:
2016 - Chad Kemenah
2015 - Greg Wilson
2014 – Dale Blaney
2013 – Tim Shaffer
2012 – Stevie Smith
2011 – Tim Shaffer
2010 – David Gravel
2009 – Stevie Smith
2008 – Randy Hannagan
2007 – Shane Stewart
2006 – Dale Blaney
2005 – Kelly Kinser
2004 – Dale Blaney
2003 – Dale Blaney
2002 – Chad Kemenah
2001 – Dean Jacobs
2000 – Kenny Jacobs
1999 – Joey Saldana
1998 – Frankie Kerr
1997 – Joey Saldana
1996 – Frankie Kerr
1995 – Dale Blaney
1994 – Frankie Kerr
1993 – Frankie Kerr
1992 – Kevin Huntley
1991 – Sammy Swindell
1990 – Sammy Swindell
1989 – Dave Blaney
1988 – Jimmy Sills
1987 – Keith Kauffman
1986 – Bobby Allen
1985 – Jack Hewitt
1984 – Steve Kinser
1983 – Bobby Davis, Jr.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 14, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 2302
2. Caleb Armstrong - 2122
3. Ryan Smith - 2092
4. Caleb Helms - 2072
5. Max Stambaugh - 1900
6. T.J. Michael - 1810
7. Brandon Spithaler - 1687
8. Brandon Matus - 1676
9. John Garvin - 1602
10. Tyler Esh - 1595

About Cometic Gasket:
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

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

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

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah gets Arctic Cat All Star win number 33 at 34 Raceway

BURLINGTON, IA (June 11, 2017) - Wrapping up a Midwest road trip that resulted in three consecutive podium finishes with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is now a three-time Series winner in 2017, this time holding off charges by the “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog and the “Madman” Kerry Madsen to claim $5,000 in Burlington, Iowa.

Raising his career win total to 33 with “America’s Series,” Kemenah led all but four circuits during the 30-lap main event on Sunday evening at 34 Raceway, surrendering the top spot to only Bill Balog before regaining command less than five laps later. Balog held on to finish second, followed by Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown and Paul Nienhiser.

“I have to keep winning if I want to keep my son from catching me,” Chad Kemenah said in victory lane regarding his son’s go-kart career. “He’s going to be coming for my job here pretty soon. But really - I can’t say enough about this team. Things are going really well right now and we are all having fun. I have so many people to thank, my brother included. He does a phenomenal job with this car. It’s just him and I out here this weekend, so we’ll definitely be celebrating the entire way home.”

Despite an opening lap caution that halted the Arctic Cat All Star main event, the result of a multiple car incident in turns one and two, as well as a car getting upside-down in turns three and four, Chad Kemenah would go on to lead the feature field to green from the pole position, wasting no time opening his command to nearly a half-straightaway by lap three. Utilizing the very bottom of the 3/8-mile oval, Kemenah reached the back of the running order by lap six, which in turn allowed Ryan Smith and Kerry Madsen to keep the Hunter Racing/DKW Transport/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/No. 10H in reach.

By lap 15, traffic started to intensify for Kemenah, with most of the field that was racing directly in front of him also working the bottom edge of the speedway. Meanwhile, Bill Balog, who restarted sixth on the feature grid after the opening lap tangle, was beginning to make moves all alone on the topside of the speedway; capturing third on lap 14, second on lap 15, and eventually taking command from Kemenah on lap 20, ending a two-lap, side-by-side battle on laps 18 and 19.

Despite Balog’s impressive march forward on the cushion, his command was short-lived, surrendering the lead back to Chad Kemenah on lap 24. The defending Arctic Cat All Star champion went the remaining distance undisturbed, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Balog and Kerry Madsen.

“I tried not to screw up, but the bottom was just so good tonight,” Bill Balog explained. “We can’t be disappointed with this one. We’ve been running pretty well. We’ll take this and move forward.”

Kemenah’s weekend podium sweep ignited with a third place performance on Friday evening, June 9, at Lincoln (IL) Speedway, followed by a second consecutive third place performance at Macon (IL) Speedway on June 10. The current Series point leader will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with a 180-point cushion.

“This is a perfect momentum boost for us heading into Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Chad Kemenah stated. “When you head into Speedweek on a good note, you’re bound to have good things happen to you. We’re all pretty excited to get started.”

Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket is next to take center stage on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail, complete with eight events over a nine day stretch beginning with competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 16. “America’s Series” will visit eight different facilities throughout all four corners of The Buckeye State during the eight-race stretch, each awarding $5,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. A $3,000 point fund will also be distributed amongst the top-ten finishers in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket standings.

As an added bonus to race fans who can not attend Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, six of the eight events will be broadcast live via www.onthecushion.com beginning Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Ohio Sprint Speedweek should stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com. A full preview will be posted in the coming days.

Contingency Awards/Results: 34 Raceway - Sunday, June 11, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 12.922 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Armstrong - 12.792 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tony Stewart Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Lasoski Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Bill Balog JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Ian Madsen Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tayler Malsam Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dominic Scelzi (+5) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Paul Nienhiser Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (13th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.792; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.912; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.996; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.145; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.208; 6. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.253; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.352; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.237; 9. 50P-Harold Pohren, NT

Group (B) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.84; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 12.878; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.96; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.978; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam, 13.021; 6. 82-Cap Henry, 13.071; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 13.228; 8. 12-Daniel Harding, 13.388; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.835

Group ( C ) 1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.966; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.999; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 13.009; 4. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.294; 5. 15-Bobby Mincer, 13.298; 6. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 13.435; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.573; 8. 44-Chris Martin, 13.662; 9. 51-John Garvin, 22.513

Group (D) 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.061; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.184; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.186; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.206; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.275; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.359; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 13.433; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.12

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 82-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 6. 12-Daniel Harding [8]; 7. 26-Tayler Malsam [5]; 8. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [6]; 6. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [8]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [2]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman [7]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 26-Tayler Malsam [1]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 3. 49-Josh Schneiderman [8]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [3]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [12]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 11. 51-John Garvin [14]; 12. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]; 13. 12-Daniel Harding [7]; 14. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 6. 1M-Danny Lasoski [10]; 7. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [12]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [13]; 11. 82-Cap Henry [15]; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding [19]; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]; 16. 2KS-Austin McCarl [22]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [18]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 20. 26-Tayler Malsam [21]; 21. 25-Jake Blackhurst [20]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 23. 49-Josh Schneiderman [23]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus [16] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-19, 24-30], Bill Balog [20-23]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 11, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2302 2. Caleb Armstrong - 2122 3. Ryan Smith - 2092 4. Caleb Helms - 2072 5. Max Stambaugh - 1900 6. T.J. Michael - 1810 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1687 8. Brandon Matus - 1676 9. John Garvin - 1602 10. Tyler Esh - 1595

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

 

 

Justin Peck masters mighty Macon Speedway for Arctic Cat All Star victory

MACON, IL (June 10, 2017) - Becoming the eighth different driver to stand in Macon (IL) Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Justin Peck is now an Arctic Cat All Star winner, ultimately leading 37 of 40 laps to score a first-ever Series victory and the largest payday of his young career. The Monrovia, Indiana, native, who recently graduated from high school, started sixth on the feature grid and was within striking distance of the top spot by lap three. Impressively enough, Peck earned his way into the Arctic Cat All Star main event by winning his respective heat race - without a nose wing.

“Honestly, this is kind of a shock,” Justin Peck said during his victory lane interview, driver of the Duracoat/Axalta Coatings/Pro Shocks/DRC/No. 5X. “I owe this all to my crew; everyone that is involved with this team. This is such an awesome feeling.”

Paul Nienhiser and Chad Kemenah led the 24 feature starters to green on Saturday night at the “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.” Kemenah jumped to the early advantage, followed to the infield flagstand for the first time by Nienhiser and Justin Peck. Despite getting the early jump, Kemenah’s tenure at the top of the running order was short-lived, soon tracked down by Peck. The 18-year-old worked his way into the runner-up position by lap three, eventually driving around Kemenah with a high side hustle move through turns one and two on the following circuit.

Peck maintained his position at the top of the running order for the remaining 36 laps, surviving a total of eight cautions, two of which resulting in red flag conditions, to claim his $5,000 share.

Nienhiser, who battled inside the top-three during much of the 40-lap program, eventually had the opportunity to use traffic as a pick, soon driving under Chad Kemenah at the entrance of turns three and four to take over the runner-up position on lap 24. It was a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star runner-up finish for the for the Chapin, Illinois, native. Kemenah held on to finish third, followed by Friday night winner Carson Macedo and former NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

“You know, I thought we were really good there at the beginning,” Peck explained. “But once the track started to take a little bit of rubber, that’s when I started to get nervous. When you are out in front like that, you obviously can’t tell what is going on behind you. Paul (Nienhiser) showed me his nose there toward the end, so I had to adjust my line a little bit and move down the track. All you can do is try to run in the rubber where you think it’s the best. It all worked out tonight.”

For the first time since 1998, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa; the third and final Midwest event of the weekend for “America’s Series,” as well as the first and only visit to The Hawkeye State in 2017. Holmesville, Ohio’s Kenny Jacobs scored the 34 Raceway victory during the Series’ first visit in 1998, one of 98 total Arctic Cat All Star victories for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee.

34 Raceway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11. General admission gates will open to the public at 4:00pm, with racing scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:15pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information pertaining to ticket sales and reserved seating should contact 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Macon Speedway - Saturday, June 10, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brandon Spithaler - 10.251 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 9.540 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Peck Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Max Stambaugh JE Pistons Dash #1: Paul Nienhiser Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jimmy Hurley Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul Nienhiser (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: John Garvin (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 9.54; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 9.632; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 9.843; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 9.869; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 9.883; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 9.8934; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan, 9.973; 8. 88-Terry Babb, 10.054; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 10.058; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 10.386; 11. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn, 10.727

Group (B) 1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 9.552; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 9.773; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 9.795; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 9.906; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 9.947; 6. 52F-Logan Faucon, 10.09; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser, 10.11; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.152; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 10.267; 10. 51-John Garvin, 10.907

Group ( C ) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 9.65; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 9.893; 3. 47-Jimmy Hurley, 9.9064; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 10.015; 5. 44-AJ Bruns, 10.037; 6. 77U-Chris Urish, 10.094; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 10.162; 8. 12-Daniel Harding, 10.236; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 11.745; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, 12.071

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 1M-Jim Moughan [7]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 10. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [11]; 11. 88-Terry Babb [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [10]; 6. 52F-Logan Faucon [6]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [3]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 10. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 77U-Chris Urish [6]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 12-Daniel Harding [8]; 7. 44-AJ Bruns [5]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 9. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [10]; 10. 47-Jimmy Hurley [2]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 47-Jimmy Hurley [4]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 88-Terry Babb [6]; 4. 44-AJ Bruns [5]; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser [8]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [13]; 11. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [11]; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 13. 9-Ryan Linder [9]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 5X-Justin Peck [4]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [20]; 12. 47-Jimmy Hurley [19]; 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 14. 12-Daniel Harding [18]; 15. 44-AJ Bruns [22]; 16. 51-John Garvin [15]; 17. 17-Caleb Helms [16]; 18. 1M-Jim Moughan [13]; 19. 4K-Kody Kinser [23]; 20. 52F-Logan Faucon [17]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 22. 13-Brandon Matus [24]; 23. 77U-Chris Urish [10]; 24. 88-Terry Babb [21]Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-3]; Justin Peck [4-40]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 10, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah -2152 2. Caleb Armstrong - 1998 3. Caleb Helms - 1958 4. Ryan Smith - 1958 5. Max Stambaugh - 1780 6. T.J. Michael - 1698 7. Brandon Matus - 1574 8. Brandon Spithaler - 1565 9. Tim Shaffer - 1538 10. John Garvin - 1512

 

 

Carson Macedo runs away at Lincoln Speedway; earns first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory by nearly five seconds

LINCOLN, IL (June 9, 2017) - Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo officially etched his name into the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions’ history books on Friday night at Lincoln (IL) Speedway, conquering the non-stop, 35-lap main event by nearly five seconds over Paul Nienhiser and Chad Kemenah, earning $5,000 in the process.

Macedo, who started second on the main event grid aboard the Lucas Oil/Weld Wheels/XYZ Machining/No. 3G, made it look effortless at the Lincoln, Illinois, quarter-mile; driving by pole sitter and current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Chad Kemenah on lap seven, ultimately cruising ahead to put 13 cars at least one lap behind, even maintaining his command during periods of heavy traffic. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was a first-ever for Carson Macedo, becoming just the second winner in Series history at Lincoln Speedway.

“A monkey could have driven this car tonight,” Carson Macedo said in victory lane. “This thing was incredible all night long; absolutely phenomenal to drive. I can’t thank everyone enough who makes this possible for me. To come out here and race with these guys and come out on top says so much. This is awesome.”

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah set the early pace, leading the first six circuits ahead of local favorite Bret Tripplett and former King of the West champion Carson Macedo. Macedo moved into the runner-up position permanently on lap four, transferring his sights to the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H. A two-lap battle with Kemenah soon turned into a takeover attempt for Macedo, eventually driving around the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion on the topside of the speedway.

While Macedo pulled away at the top of the running order, a battle for second would soon commence with Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith and fourth row starter Paul Nienhiser all involved. By lap 27, Nienhiser solidified himself in the second position, surviving a two-lap, side-by-side battle with Kemenah. By the time the Chapin, Illinois, native started to close the gap on Macedo, time was already out.

“Our goal is to repeat tomorrow night at Macon Speedway,” Macedo explained. “This is a great team; Joe (Gaerte), Tim and Cindy Norman. I can't thank them all enough for this opportunity.”

With race-to-race travel time a mere 45 minutes, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their weekend road trip through the Midwest with a Saturday night visit to the Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois; the self-proclaimed “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.” Despite its Central Illinois locale, the smallest oval on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule has hosted “America’s Series” on seven separate occasions since 1981, the most recent in 2004. Greg Wilson, a former Arctic Cat All Star Series champion, is the last to visit Macon Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Macon Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 10. General admission gates are scheduled to open to the public at 4:00pm, with racing to hit center stage at 7:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information, such as reserved seat information and ticket prices, should visit Macon Speedway live on the Web at www.maconracing.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln (IL) Speedway - Friday, June 9, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Caleb Armstrong - 12.145 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brandon Spithaler - 11.447 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Hunter Schuerenberg Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: T.J. Michael JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Parker Price-Miller Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul Nienhiser (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+11) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Daniel Harding (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22x-Bret Tripplett, 11.797; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.805; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.832; 4. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.856; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.058; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks, 12.102; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.349; 8. 47-Jimmy Hurley, 12.386; 9. 10s-Jeremy Standridge, 12.874

Group (B) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.531; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.626; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 11.655; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 11.885; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton, 12.107; 6. 77U-Chris Urish, 12.15; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan, 12.194; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 12.893; 9. 42-Cory Bruns, 13.653

Group ( C ) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.725; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.741; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 11.772; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.849; 5. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.101; 6. 9-Ryan Linder, 12.243; 7. 44-AJ Bruns, 12.4; 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, 12.853; 9. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn, 14.026

Group (D) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.447; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.802; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.93; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.945; 5. 29-Joey Moughan, 12.131; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.146; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.278; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 12.425; 9. 23D-Trey Datweiler, 12.872

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 22X-Bret Tripplett [4]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks [6]; 4. 4K-Kody Kinser [1]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 6. 47-Jimmy Hurley [8]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 9. 10S-Jeremy Standridge [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 25-Jake Blackhurst [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 1M-Jim Moughan [7]; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton [5]; 6. 42-Cory Bruns [9]; 7. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 12-Daniel Harding [5]; 6. 44-AJ Bruns [7]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [6]; 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [8]; 9. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 29-Joey Moughan [5]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 6. 23D-Trey Datweiler [9]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 22X-Bret Tripplett [1]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 44-AJ Bruns [8]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 6. 47-Jimmy Hurley [7]; 7. 51-John Garvin [6]; 8. 42-Cory Bruns [14]; 9. 23D-Trey Datweiler [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 11. 10S-Jeremy Standridge [12]; 12. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [15]; 13. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [10]; 14. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 15. 9-Ryan Linder [4]; 16. 77U-Chris Urish [16]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 22X-Bret Tripplett [3]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks [11]; 8. 25-Jake Blackhurst [8]; 9. 29-Joey Moughan [12]; 10. 2-Parker Price-Miller [21]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [17]; 15. 1M-Jim Moughan [16]; 16. 12-Daniel Harding [19]; 17. 4K-Kody Kinser [14]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 19. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 20. 6R-Ryan Bunton [20]; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison [22]; 22. 44-AJ Bruns [24]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [23]; 24. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 25. 1080-Jordan Mackison [25] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-6]; Carson Macedo [7-35]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 9, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2008 2. Caleb Armstrong - 1860 3. Caleb Helms - 1842 4. Ryan Smith - 1830 5. Max Stambaugh - 1648 6. T.J. Michael - 1564 7. Tim Shaffer - 1538 8. Brandon Matus - 1468 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1435 10. Brent Matus - 1394

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Headin’ West; Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Illinois and Iowa during three-race road trip

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 7, 2017) - With the first of two Western Pennsylvania swings complete, registering starts at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on June 2-3, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will turn their attention back to the Central Time Zone, this time ready to take part in a trio of programs in areas of central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the first and only time in 2017.

“America’s Series” will visit three different facilities during the trek west, two in the Land of Lincoln and one just across the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, all of which awarding $5,000 top prizes. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday evening, June 9, with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Illinois; only the second visit in Arctic Cat All Star history.

The weekend will continue a mere 45 miles southeast in Macon, Illinois, where the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 10. The “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval,” undoubtedly the smallest oval on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule, will host the Arctic Cat All Stars for the eighth time in Series history, but only the first time since 2004. Former two-time Series champion Greg Wilson is the latest to visit Macon Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

In addition, Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will also be in action during competition at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway.

“We cannot wait for this weekend to arrive,” Adam Mackey explained, Track Enterprises Operations Manager at Lincoln and Macon. “This is the biggest back-to-back weekend we’ve ever had at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions put on a great show last year at Lincoln. When you throw Macon in the mix for a doubleheader weekend, as well as have Tony Stewart racing a sprint car on both nights, what more could you ask for?”

After action on Saturday evening is complete, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will make the near-three hour trip from the smallest oval on the circuit, to the oval furthest west on the 2017 Series map.

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will host the Arctic Cat All Stars on Sunday evening, June 11, to cap off the three-race escapade through the Midwest; only the second Arctic Cat All Star visit in Series history, and a first in nearly 20 years. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Jacobs was the first and only Arctic Cat All Star winner at 34 Raceway, taking high honors on May 31, 1998.

Now a two-time Series winner in 2017, Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge westbound, holding down the top spot in the current Series championship chase. The Alvada, Ohio, native wrapped up the most recent weekend of competition with two podium finishes, one of which resulting in a victory at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 3.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will enter the weekend second in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, qualifying for all 15 contested main events, earning eight top-ten finishes in the process. Armstrong trails Kemenah by 126 points, but maintains a 22-point lead over Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms. Like Armstrong, Helms has qualified for all 15 contested programs, earning five top-ten finishes.

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, a part-time traveler with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, currently round out the top-five in the championship standings. Smith, in the midst of his second, full-year on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, but his first since 2015, highlights his season thus far with four top-five finishes, most recently finishing fifth at Mercer Raceway Park.

Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway will each open pit gates at 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, respectively. General admission gates will swing open at 4:00pm, with racing to hit center stage at 7. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com and www.maconracing.com.

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11. General admission gates will open officially at 4:00pm, followed by racing at promptly 7:15pm. Fans should visit www.34raceway.com to learn more.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 7, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1864 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1738 3. Caleb Helms: 1716 4. Ryan Smith: 1690 5. Tim Shaffer: 1538 6. Max Stambaugh: 1524 7. T.J. Michael: 1450 8. Brandon Matus: 1356 9. Brandon Spithaler: 1331 10. Brent Matus: 1304

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah concludes Arctic Cat All Star visit to Western Pennsylvania with victory at Mercer Raceway Park

MERCER, PA (June 3, 2017) - Using a late caution to his advantage to outrun Indiana native Parker Price-Miller, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah drove on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of the 2017 season, this time earning $5,000 at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. For Kemenah, who led 29 of the 30 circuits at the Mercer County short track, it was his 32nd appearance in Arctic Cat All Star victory lane; his second at Mercer Raceway Park during the last two seasons.

“This was an important win for us tonight,” Chad Kemenah explained. “Hopefully we can use this to our advantage and continue to build some positive momentum. I’m proud of everyone on this team. My brother busts his butt and always gives me a great car. Rob Hunter provides us with the best equipment to make all of this possible. We’ll move on and try to do it again next weekend.”

Chad Kemenah, who started from the outside-pole position, took command at the drop of the initial green flag with Parker Price-Miller and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer in tow. The defending Arctic Cat All Star champion maintained the top spot for the first 17 circuits, surviving one restart after a caution on lap seven, as well as periods of heavy traffic and tight racing just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program.

Kemenah’s first and only challenge for the top spot occurred on lap 18 when Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller pressured the driver of the familiar Hunter Racing entry, eventually driving around Kemenah through turns three and four to officially lead the 18th circuit. Price-Miller’s campaign at the front of the field was short lived, driving off of the edge of the backstretch which allowed Kemenah to drive underneath the recent World of Outlaws winner to regain command on lap 19.

“I kinda got a little too high coming off of [ turn two] and drove off of the edge,” Parker Price-Miller explained. “I’m a little disappointed, but I’m still proud of what we accomplished. All in all, it was a great weekend for us. We’re going to keep plugging away and work to get one of these All Star wins soon.”

One final caution on lap 23 halted the feature field, once again giving Kemenah an open track to navigate. Despite one final surge by Parker Price-Miller during the final two circuits as the front-runners reached traffic, Kemenah held on strong, crossing under the final checkers nearly eight car lengths ahead of the field. Price-Miller held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Ryan Smith.

“I felt pretty confident that we would get Parker [Price-Miller] back after he got around us,” Kemenah explained. “It worked out for the best.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the 2017 season on Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, with three events in three days throughout areas of Illinois and Iowa. “America’s Series” will ignite their Midwest road trip with a second-ever visit to the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, June 9.

Less than an hour down the highway, Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since 2004 on Saturday evening, June 10. The “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval” has hosted the Arctic Cat All Stars on seven separate occasions since the Series first visited Macon, Illinois, on June 3, 1981.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will conclude their swing through the Midwest on Sunday, June 11, with a visit to “God’s Country,” attempting to tame 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for only the second time in Series history. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Jacobs is the first and only Arctic Cat All Star winner at 34 Raceway, taking the checkers on May 31, 1998.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the upcoming visits to Lincoln Speedway, Macon Speedway and 34 Raceway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, www.maconracing.com and www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Mercer Raceway Park - Saturday, June 3, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brandon Spithaler - 13.955 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 14.158 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Barger All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: George Hobaugh JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Chad Kemenah Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+13) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.232; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.542; 3. 5-Justin Barger, 14.566; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.724; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.757; 6. 2F-AJ Flick, 14.779; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.973; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.088; 9. 2R-Mike Lutz, 99.1

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.158; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 14.225; 3. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.402; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.511; 5. 27-Vincent Dougherty, 14.69; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.755; 7. 51-John Garvin, 15.054; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.121; 9. 76-David Jones, 15.574

Group ( C ) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.543; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.817; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.916; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.929; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.965; 6. 9-Ryan Linder, 15.017; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.37; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 15.668

Group (D) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.18; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.419; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.671; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.731; 5. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.753; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.771; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.95; 8. 2S-Francis Sesco, 15.869

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 6. 2F-AJ Flick [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 9. 2R-Mike Lutz [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [2]; 5. 51-John Garvin [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 8. 27-Vincent Dougherty [5]; 9. 76-David Jones [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 9-Ryan Linder [6]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [5]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 8. 2S-Francis Sesco [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 2. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 4. 2F-AJ Flick [4]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [7]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 76-David Jones [11]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [6]; 12. 27-Vincent Dougherty [1]; 13. 2S-Francis Sesco [13]; 14. 2R-Mike Lutz [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [7]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [10]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [4]; 7. 8-Dean Jacobs [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 10. D4-Danny Holtgraver [22]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]; 13. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 14. 46-Michael Bauer [16]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 16. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [20]; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison [17]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 20. 49H-Bradley Howard [25]; 21. O8-Dan Kuriger [13]; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler [18]; 23. 2F-AJ Flick [23]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus [21]; 25. 51-John Garvin [19] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-17, 19-30], Parker Price-Miller [2]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 3, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1864 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1738 3. Caleb Helms: 1716 4. Ryan Smith: 1690 5. Tim Shaffer: 1538 6. Max Stambaugh: 1524 7. T.J. Michael: 1450 8. Brandon Matus: 1356 9. Brandon Spithaler: 1331 10. Brent Matus: 1304

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

 

 

Logan Wagner holds off Danny Holtgraver for first-ever Arctic Cat All Star win at Lernerville Speedway

SARVER, PA (June 2, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, Logan Wagner is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time holding off a former Lernerville Speedway track champion, as well as the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, for a $5,000 top prize. The Harrisonville, Pennsylvania, native started from the pole position and led all 30 circuits on Friday evening, June 2, at Lernerville Speedway, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of the competition. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver crossed under the flagstand behind Wagner, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer.

“I can’t even put tonight into words,” Logan Wagner explained in Lernerville Speedway victory lane. “I gotta thank everyone that helps me out. My dad, especially, who does so much for me and my career. I didn’t think I was really that good tonight, but I was good enough to win and that is all that matters. This is amazing.”

Wagner took command at the drop of the initial green flag and immediately opened his advantage, stretching his lead to nearly two seconds by lap 10, ultimately pushing that margin to nearly three seconds during other segments of the main event.

A total of four cautions, three during the first 11 circuits, halted feature competition during the 30-lapper, and despite all four creating the potential for a takeover attempt, the clean air and open race track proved to be nothing more than an advantage for Logan Wagner. Even when traffic came into play during the midpoint of the main event, as well as during the last six circuits, Wagner’s preferred line around the thin, top edge of the speedway allowed for the most momentum.

“I just knew I had to run [turn one] the best that I could without getting up over the edge,” Wagner said in victory lane. “I know I went over the backstretch three or four times tonight. I was really tight through turns three and four, so I had to muscle my way around there. But I was able to really capitalize in turns one and two.”

Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Smith, Chad Kemenah and Cole Duncan each made their presence known with heated battles for the remaining positions inside the top-five. Holtgraver, the main event’s seventh starter who was making his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearance of the season, solidified the runner-up position on lap 21, ending a near-ten lap battle with Hunter Racing's Chad Kemenah.

“It feels good to be back in a sprint car,” Danny Holtgraver explained. “We haven’t raced that much this year, but when we do plan to race, we plan to have fun and work for results like this. Tonight was a lot of fun.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their short swing through Western Pennsylvania with a visit to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday evening, June 3; the first and only appearance of the 2017 season, as well as the first visit in nearly two years.

“America's Series” last visited the Mercer County short track on July 4, 2015. The holiday program was the third of three appearances at the speedway that season, two of which during Independence Day weekend. The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith was the main event winner on July 4, with former Knoxville Nationals main event starter Lee Jacobs taking the checkers one night prior on Friday, July 3.

Mercer Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 3. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm with hot laps to follow at 6:30pm, sharp. Fans and race teams should be reminded that camping is available at no cost. Those who would like to learn more should visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the Web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway - Friday, June 2: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 13.262 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 13.022 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: AJ Flick Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Armstrong Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Dean Jacobs Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Jack Sodeman, Jr. JE Pistons Dash #1: Logan Wagner Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Ryan Smith Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dan Shetler Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+7) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.022; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.0744; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.231; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.237; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.334; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.485; 7. 51-John Garvin, 13.637; 8. 55W-Michael Wagner, 13.675; 9. 5-Justin Barger, 13.79; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.004; 11. 91S-Sadie Siegal, 15.292

Group (B) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.252; 2. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.344; 3. 2F-AJ Flick, 13.54; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw, 13.541; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.852; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 13.908; 7. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.066; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.386; 9. 29-Scott Barris, 99.1; 10. C1-Clay Riney, 99.2; 11. 27-Vincent Dougherty, 99.99

Group © 1. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.084; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.354; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.528; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.694; 5. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.728; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.022; 7. 4X-Rod George, 14.633; 8. 4K-William Kiley, 15.332; 9. 76-David Jones, 48.195; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 99.4

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.074; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.12; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.232; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs, 13.345; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.674; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.745; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.795; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.362; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 16.318; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 99.5

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]; 8. 5-Justin Barger [9]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 10. 55W-Michael Wagner [8]; 11. 91S-Sadie Siegal [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2F-AJ Flick [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 16-Danny Mumaw [1]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 6. 23-Darren Pifer [7]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [10]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 9. 29-Scott Barris [9]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 7. 76-David Jones [9]; 8. 4K-William Kiley [8]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 8-Dean Jacobs [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [6]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [10]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]; 5. 2F-AJ Flick [2]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 2. 9-Ryan Linder [5]; 3. 76-David Jones [6]; 4. C1-Clay Riney [8]; 5. 4X-Rod George [2]; 6. 29-Scott Barris [7]; 7. 4K-William Kiley [4]; 8. 91S-Sadie Siegal [3]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [13]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [2]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 7. 55W-Michael Wagner [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 9. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [14]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 12. 51-John Garvin [3]; 13. 23-Darren Pifer [11]; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 7W-Logan Wagner [1]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 7. 2F-AJ Flick [10]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [15]; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 11. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 12. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 13. O8-Dan Kuriger [22]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [19]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler [21]; 19. 16-Danny Mumaw [14]; 20. 33-Brent Matus [25]; 21. 51-John Garvin [27]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [24]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [16]; 24. 91-Anthony Fiore [20]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 26. 46-Michael Bauer [26]; 27. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [23] Lap Leaders: Logan Wagner [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 2, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1714 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1606 3. Caleb Helms: 1592 4. Ryan Smith: 1550 5. Max Stambaugh: 1398 6. Tim Shaffer: 1394 7. T.J. Michael: 1334 8. Brandon Matus: 1254 9. Brent Matus: 1214 10. Brandon Spithaler: 1203

 

 

Mansfield Motor Speedway will host double Arctic Cat All Star features on October 13 including postponed A-main from May 28

MANSFIELD, OH (June 1, 2017) - With Mansfield Motor Speedway’s inaugural Memorial Classic featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions washed away just before A-main competition could take to the racing surface, Arctic Cat All Star and Mansfield Motor Speedway officials were forced to delay the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win program. After much consideration, officials associated with both parties decided to postpone the main event until Friday, October 13; the night before the Arctic Cat All Star season finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

In addition to the make-up feature, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will take part in a second, complete program on October 13, also awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. The second Arctic Cat All Star program, complete with qualifying time trials, heat races and respective mains, will be open to all competitors, but only the 24 drivers qualified for the postponed main event will have the opportunity to participate in the make-up feature. Alternates may be eligible, which will be based upon the B-main finishing order from May 28, but only if one or more of the 24 starters are not present.

“I want to thank the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for working so well with us in finding a suitable rain date,” Cody Sommer explained, Mansfield Motor Speedway promoter. “Although most of the event on May 28 was complete, we felt it would be best for fans to return to Mansfield and see an entire show, as well as the make-up feature. To have the Series back during their final weekend of competition, and to have the opportunity to showcase two features on the same evening, is very exciting for everyone involved. This doubleheader will kick-off a major weekend of racing in Ohio.”

With a second, full program now on tap, fans will have to purchase a new ticket to gain access on October 13, but will be eligible for a discount if a ticket from May 28 is presented; one discount per ticket. Additional information regarding ticket pricing and reserved seating will be released in the coming weeks via social media and online at www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

With the season finale nearly five months away, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will first turn their attention toward a pair of programs in Western Pennsylvania, visiting Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, respectively. Those who can not attend the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star events in Western Pennsylvania are invited to watch online via Speed Shift TV at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view internet broadcast will be conducted and available for purchase starting at $24.95. Those seeking additional information should contact Speed Shift TV by email at help@speedshifttv.com.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main lineup from May 28: 1. Brad Haudenschild 2. Tim Shaffer 3. Ryan Smith 4. Jac Haudenschild 5. Carson Macedo 6. Caleb Helms 7. Lee Jacobs 8. Brandon Spithaler 9. Sean Zemunik 10. Max Stambaugh 11. DJ Foos 12. Chad Kemenah 13. Kody Kinser 14. Brandon Matus 15. Danny Mumaw 16. Hunter Mackison 17. Jordan Ryan 18. Mitch Harble 19. T.J. Michael 20. Tyler Esh 21. Stuart Brubaker 22. Caleb Armstrong 23. Jordan Mackison 24. John Garvin

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 1, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1570
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1476
3. Caleb Helms: 1470
4. Ryan Smith: 1412
5. Max Stambaugh: 1278
6. Tim Shaffer: 1254
7. T.J. Michael: 1218
8. Brandon Matus: 1136
9. Brent Matus: 1104
10. Brandon Spithaler: 1101

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

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

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Back to Pennsylvania for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
Speed Shift TV to broadcast entire weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 31, 2017) - In hopes of finding a stretch of sunshine long enough to string together an entire weekend, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will travel back to The Keystone State to kick-off the month of June, this time navigating throughout parts of Western Pennsylvania for scheduled appearances at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, respectively. Each facility was originally scheduled to host the Arctic Cat All Stars in early May, but each denied by inclement weather.

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars will launch the first weekend of June with a Friday night visit to Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. A facility certainly familiar to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Lernerville Speedway has hosted “America's Series” on 37 different occasions in nearly 50 years, most recently on May 13, 2016. Current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender Sheldon Haudenschild was the victor, holding off Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver and eventual Series champion Chad Kemenah at the final checkers. It was a first-ever Arctic Cat All Star win at Lernerville Speedway for the Wooster, Ohio, native, becoming just the 24th to do so since the Series first visited Sarver in 1970.

Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, has not hosted an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event in nearly two years, with the lone attempt in 2016 washed away by Mother Nature. A total of three events were conducted at the Mercer short track in 2014, followed by three more events in 2015. The most recent, hosted on July 4, 2015, was won by the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith; a Rookie of the Year contender with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2015 who scaled back to a local schedule in 2016, all before returning to full-time competition in 2017. Like Lernerville Speedway, Saturday’s Arctic Cat All Star visit to Mercer Raceway Park will be a first and only occurrence for the Series this season.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say we are excited to have the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions back in Western Pennsylvania,” said Eric Williams, Mercer Raceway Park promoter. “We had to wait an extra month because of the weather, but we don’t plan to wait any longer. This is a great opportunity for our Western Pennsylvania fans to experience two, great nights of sprint car action right in their own backyard. Hopefully everyone takes advantage of it and enjoys themselves. Mercer Raceway Park is open to free camping the entire weekend and has a car wash right down the street; a perfect combination for racers and fans alike.”

With only one event officially in the books since late April, losing six of the last seven programs on the schedule due to Mother Nature, the championship point chase remains competitive with only 94 markers separating the top-two in the standings, followed by a mere-six point separation between second and third, and a 58-point gap between third and fourth.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, holds the top spot in the current championship chase, earning one victory on the season, as well as eight top-ten finishes in 12 contested events. The 2017 Roy Morral Tribute champion at Bedford (PA) Fairgrounds Speedway leads Caleb Armstrong in the chase for the title, followed by Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith and “Mad Max” Stambaugh. Stambaugh, who has one top-ten finish during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017, as well as eight feature starts in 12 attempts, currently leads the Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year standings aboard the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/No. 33M entry.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 5:30pm on Friday afternoon, June 2, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 6:30pm and hot laps at 7pm. Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates as early as 3:00pm on Saturday, June 3. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hop laps at 6:30pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Those who can not attend the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star events in Western Pennsylvania are invited to watch online via Speed Shift TV at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view internet broadcast will be conducted and available for purchase starting at $24.95. Those seeking additional information should contact Speed Shift TV by email at help@speedshifttv.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (May 31, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1570
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1476
3. Caleb Helms: 1470
4. Ryan Smith: 1412
5. Max Stambaugh: 1278
6. Tim Shaffer: 1254
7. T.J. Michael: 1218
8. Brandon Matus: 1136
9. Brent Matus: 1104
10. Brandon Spithaler: 1101

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

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

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Severe weather forces Arctic Cat All Star Memorial Classic at Mansfield Motor Speedway to be postponed; Rain date to be announced in coming days

MANSFIELD, OH (May 28, 2017) - With most of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program in the books at Mansfield Motor Speedway, severe weather intervened and forced Arctic Cat All Star and Mansfield officials to postpone the remaining portions of the Memorial Classic program on Sunday evening, May 28. An official rain date will be announced in the coming days. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com and www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks, for further details.

With Memorial Day weekend in the books, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears and direct their focus back toward competition in Western Pennsylvania, this time visiting Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park for a pair of programs on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, respectively. The first of two Western Pennsylvania invasions this season, originally scheduled for May 5-6, was postponed due to wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures.

Although not returning to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to Western Pennsylvania in mid-July, visiting Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park for the second annual I-79 Summer Shootout on July 21-23.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the upcoming weekend, including special gate times and ticket prices, should visit Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park live at on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com. Free camping is available at Mercer Raceway Park during the entire weekend. Those who would like to learn more should contact the speedway.

Contingency Awards/Results: Mansfield Motor Speedway - Sunday, May 28, 2017: All Star Memorial Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 15.742 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brad Haudenschild - 15.303 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Caleb Helms All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs JE Pistons Dash #1: Brad Haudenschild Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: N/A MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: N/A (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying:

Group (A) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 15.332; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.513; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.696; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.04; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.1; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.146; 7. 16-Danny Mumaw, 16.259; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 16.482; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.564; 10. 51-John Garvin, 16.767; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 17.227

Group (B) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.303; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.651; 3. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.692; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.808; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser, 16.019; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble, 16.632; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 16.69; 8. 45L-Brian Lay, 16.937; 9. 7-Troy Kingan, 18.014; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 18.617

Group (C) 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 15.837; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.92; 3. 23-DJ Foos, 15.935; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.953; 5. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.181; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 16.208; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.285; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.388; 9. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 16.709; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.034

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [7]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 10. 51-John Garvin [10]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [2]; 4. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [4]; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser [5]; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble [6]; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree [7]; 8. 7-Troy Kingan [9]; 9. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [5]; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 3. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 10. 60K-Kory Crabtree [5]; 11. 7-Troy Kingan [10]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [3]

 

 

Byron Reed edges Craig Mintz for Attica All Star Victory Memorial Day weekend continues Sunday at Mansfield Motor Speedway

ATTICA, OH (May 26, 2017) - For the first time since 2013, and for the 11th time during his storied career, Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time holding off Craig Mintz and DJ Foos at Attica Raceway Park to officially kick-off Memorial Day weekend. Reed, who started fifth on the feature grid, did not take command of the 40-lap program until lap 28, but swapped positions with Craig Mintz and Chris Andrews on multiple occasions until solidifying his place at the top of the running order. As an added note, it was Reed’s first Arctic Cat All Star victory at Attica Raceway Park since June 18, 2010, as well as his fifth overall.

“That’s what I love about Attica,” Reed explained in victory lane. “Especially when you get into these 40-lap races. I’m not sure I was the best car here tonight, but you just keep battling and battling and battling. Sometimes, things just go your way.”

Reed worked his way forward immediately, crossing under the flagstand for the first time fourth in the running order, ultimately moving ahead to take third on the following circuit. Three cautions before hitting double-digits on the lap counter kept the field stacked, allowing Reed and Craig Mintz, who was making his first start of the 2017 season, to race nose-to-tail with race leader Chris Andrews. Reed and Mintz continued to apply pressure on Andrews for the next 20 circuits, eventually intensifying as the trio of frontrunners reached the back of the field.

Despite Andrews scored as the leader during each of the initial takeover attempts, nearly a half-dozen lead changes would occur between laps 24 and 27, with Reed eventually coming out on top to officially lead lap 28. A final caution on lap 31 would stack the field one final time, but clean air and an open race track proved to be too beneficial Reed.

Mintz chased the familiar Crown Battery-backed No. 5 to the final checkers, followed by DJ Foos, Broc Martin and Stuart Brubaker. Andrews, who led the first 27 circuits before battling the remaining distance inside the top-three, slowed due to low fuel issues just before the finish and settled for seventh.

“I don’t know, but if nobody had fun watching that, then you need to find a different sport,” Craig Mintz explained, driver of the Ed Neumeister-owned No. 11N. “That was a great time tonight. Byron, Chris, DJ; those guys are all so much fun to race with and you can trust those guys. It’s fun, clean racing. When we all got into lap traffic, that was the most fun. That was probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I can’t thank Ed Neumeister enough for this opportunity. That whole crew really busted their butts tonight.”

“When you have the momentum, you do not want to let off,” Byron Reed said when discussing racing through traffic. “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘my ass cheeks were starting to pucker.’ Things were getting pretty tight. I didn’t want to back off because I knew that was my chance; there was a small hole in traffic and I had to take it.”

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Sunday evening, May 28, with the inaugural Memorial Classic at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The state-of-the-art complex, recently transitioning back to a dirt facility for the first time since asphalt covered the half-mile in 1999, will host the Tony Stewart-owned organization for the first time since 1988; the first and only Arctic Cat All Star appearance during the 2017 season. “The Mouse” Kenny Jacobs is the all-time leading Arctic Cat All Star winner at Mansfield Motor Speedway, earning three main event victories between 1984 and 1988.

Mansfield Motor Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, May 28. Spectator gates will swing open at 4:00pm, followed by hot laps and qualifying time trials at 6, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Mansfield Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park- Friday, May 26, 2017: Memorial Day Weekend Special EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Broc Martin - 12.524 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Craig Mintz - 12.075 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Broc Martin Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Stuart Brubaker Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Stuart Brubaker Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Parker Price-Miller Classic Ink USA B-Main: Max Stambaugh Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Byron Reed MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh [+5] Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms [6th] Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith [11th] Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh [16th] (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Group (A) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.408; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.431; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam, 12.432; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.568; 5. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.631; 6. 4-Brian Smith, 12.641; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.666; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.859; 9. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.92; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.967; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.252; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 13.628

Group (B) 1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.241; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.289; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.2891; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.345; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.371; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.392; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.393; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.501; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.535; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 12.697; 11. 9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.854; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.304

Group © 1. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.075; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.388; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.3881; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.404; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.516; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.6; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.668; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.855; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.023; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.033; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.086; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.274

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.32; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.363; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.486; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker, 12.526; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 12.543; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.583; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.839; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.009; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.047; 10. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.153; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.44; 12. 25M-Ken Mackey, 13.653

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn [4]; 5. 4-Brian Smith [6]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 11. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 12. 26-Tayler Malsam [2]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [11]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [8]; 10. 45L-Brian Lay [9]; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 11. 51-John Garvin [12]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [11]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [10]; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 14. 25M-Ken Mackey [14]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay [5]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [4]; 4. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree [7]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [9]; 7. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [12]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [16]; 10. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 12. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [11]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus [13]; 14. 26-Tayler Malsam [3]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker [10]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn [12]; 13. 4-Brian Smith [16]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [14]; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [21]; 17. 45L-Brian Lay [18]; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 19. 60-Jody Keegan [19]; 20. 5K-Adam Kekich [20]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison [25]; 23. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree [23]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 26. 2-Parker Price-Miller [24] Lap Leaders: Chris Andrews [1-27]; Byron Reed [28-40]

**Travis Philo and Chad Kemenah each disqualified due to post-heat race altercation

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (May 26, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1570 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1476 3. Caleb Helms: 1470 4. Ryan Smith: 1412 5. Max Stambaugh: 1278 6. Tim Shaffer: 1254 7. T.J. Michael: 1218 8. Brandon Matus: 1136 9. Brent Matus: 1104 10. Brandon Spithaler: 1101

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set for Memorial Day weekend shootout

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 24, 2017) - The month of May has been uneventful for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, with Mother Nature’s stubbornness held mostly responsible. A complete washout in Western Pennsylvania on May 5-6, followed by three straight days of weather interference in the Upper Midwest on May 19-21, has left the Arctic Cat All Stars with zero main event starts during the month of May. But that is all about to change as “America’s Series” prepares to revisit parts of The Buckeye State for a Memorial Day weekend double.

Led by defending Series champion and current point leader, Chad Kemenah, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Attica Raceway Park and Mansfield Motor Speedway during their holiday weekend tour of Ohio, beginning with a Friday night appearance at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 26. The Memorial Day weekend special will award a $5,000 top prize; the second of four Arctic Cat All Star appearances at the one-third mile, clay oval in 2017. Spencer Bayston is the most recent Attica Raceway Park winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, holding off Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer for a first-ever Series victory during the annual HD Supply Spring Nationals on April 15.

Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the inaugural Memorial Classic on Sunday evening, May 28. The state-of-the-art complex, originally a dirt facility until converted to an asphalt surface in 1999, recently made the transformation back to dirt and will host the Arctic Cat All Stars for the first time since July 6, 1988. Mansfield Motor Speedway hosted “America’s Series” on 11 separate occasions before making the switch to asphalt, three of which conquered by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, “The Mouse” Kenny Jacobs.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/DKW Transport/No. 10H, holds the top spot in the championship standings with a 118-point advantage. Kemenah, a one-time winner thus far in 2017, has finished inside the top-ten during eight of 11 contested events, five resulting in top-five performances. The defending Arctic Cat All Star champion will hunt for Series victory number six at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, all while attempting to crack into the win column for the first time ever at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Caleb Armstrong, a second year, full-time competitor with the Tony Stewart-owned organization, will attempt to use the holiday weekend to his advantage; working to chip away Kemenah’s impressive command at the top of the standings. The New Castle, Indiana, native currently finds himself second in the championship hunt, earning three top-five finishes on the season, qualifying for all 11 contested main events.

Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms will enter Memorial Day weekend third in the championship ranks with just 30 points separating himself and Armstrong. The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer currently round out the top-five, also separated by 30 markers.

Elida, Ohio’s Max Stambaugh, aboard the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine & Fabricators/No. 33M, leads the current Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year chase. The former NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up has one top-ten finish on the season, currently finds himself sixth in the overall championship standings, and has qualified for seven of 11 Arctic Cat All Star main events conducted thus far. There are 11 Rookie of the Year contenders on the road full-time with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30pm on Friday, May 26, with main gates to follow at 4. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:45pm, sharp. Mansfield Motor Speedway will swing open pit doors at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 28. Spectator gates will open at 4:00pm, with qualifying to follow at 6:15pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (May 24, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1480 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1362 3. Caleb Helms: 1332 4. Ryan Smith: 1284 5. Tim Shaffer: 1254 6. Max Stambaugh: 1160 7. T.J. Michael: 1128 8. Brandon Matus: 1046 9. Greg Hodnett: 1016 10. Brent Matus: 1014

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Inclement weather forces Arctic Cat All Stars to postpone Wilmot appearance

WILMOT, WI (May 20, 2017) - For the second time in as many days, Mother Nature erases any potential for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time forcing the cancellation of the Saturday night visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Wet weather on Friday afternoon mixed with additional heavy rains on Saturday morning forced officials to pull the plug. All involved are now looking for a suitable rain date.

“It was just too much rain for the facility to handle,” Don Grabey explained, Arctic Cat All Stars Series Director. “A lot of rain fell on the area on Friday, and the additional rainfall today isn’t going to give us enough drying time to have a shot at making this program work. We are all looking for a suitable rain date. We hope to know more soon.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now switch gears and turn their focus toward competition at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 21. The Arctic Cat All Star / IRA Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned program will be a first-ever at the one-third mile dirt oval. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 4:30pm and hot laps at 5:30pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.

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

 

 

Hard rain ends Arctic Cat All Star visit to Kokomo Speedway Event postponed until Friday, June 30

KOKOMO, IN (May 19, 2017) - Periods of hard rain throughout the late morning hours into the afternoon forced Kokomo Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials to postpone Friday night’s return to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The worst of the wet weather moved into the Kokomo area just after 1:30pm, soaking an already saturated facility. The event will be made up on Friday, June 30, and will still feature the nation’s elite including Tony Stewart.

“Unfortunately, the weather is not going to cooperate today,” Don Grabey explained, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series Director. “We held out as long as we could. With so much of the facility extremely saturated from the weather, especially the pit area, we felt the best situation was to move the event to a solid date. We have more weather in the forecast for later this evening, so that doesn’t help our cause.”

Those who purchased advance tickets online for the Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway may use that ticket toward the rescheduled program on June 30. For more information, please visit Kokomo Speedway online at www.kokomospeedway.net.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Saturday evening, May 20, at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin; the first of two Arctic Cat All Star/IRA co-sanctioned events in The Badger State this weekend. “America’s Series” last visited the southern Wisconsin venue on May 21, 2016. Pittsburgh’s own Danny Holtgraver scored the $5,000 payday, holding off Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney at the final checkers.

Wilmot Raceway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 20. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wilmot Raceway live on the Web at www.wilmotraceway.com.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, IMS will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars ready for weekend road trip to Indiana and Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 17, 2017) - After a two-week hiatus, one of which the result of wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures in Western Pennsylvania, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition this Friday through Sunday, this time visiting an area just north of Series headquarters in Indianapolis, followed by a two-night stay in The Badger State. “America’s Series” will invade three dirt ovals in three days during their upcoming travels, also battling head-to-head with one of the Upper Midwest’s most competitive sprint car sanctioning bodies. Action is set to open on Friday evening, May 19, at the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana; the first and only Arctic Cat All Star appearance in The Hoosier State this season.

Friday’s Kokomo Speedway visit, the 25th in Series history made possible by Ford Performance, will feature many of the nation’s elite open wheel competitors, one being Arctic Cat All Star owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. Smoke will join the traveling band of Arctic Cat All Stars during all three weekend programs, searching for his first Series win since 2012.

In addition, competitors in action at the Kokomo quarter-mile will have the opportunity to participate in the #FastFridayBonus contingency award program on behalf of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Drivers who participate will battle for multiple money bonuses with the total value reaching $1,000.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last visited Kokomo Speedway on July 23, 2016. California native Rico Abreu earned high honors, scoring the Dirt Classic Indiana victory worth $12,500 over Jamie Veal and Chad Kemenah. Abreu will look to defend his trip to Kokomo Speedway victory lane on Friday evening.

Once competition in The Hoosier State is complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will set the compass due north and venture beyond Chicago just across the Illinois/Wisconsin state line where back-to-back events await in The Badger State. Scheduled to invade Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, respectively, Arctic Cat All Star competitors will battle head-to-head with those of the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series during their visits to Wilmot and Sun Prairie. The Arctic Cat All Star/IRA co-sanctioned programs will each award $5,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. Much like Kokomo Speedway, the Arctic Cat All Star visit to southern Wisconsin will be a first and only occurrence in 2017, with Angell Park Speedway hosting the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time in Series history.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver is the last to visit Wilmot Raceway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning the victory nearly one year ago on May 21 aboard the Pete Grove-owned No. 70. “Downtown” started second on the feature grid, ultimately holding off Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney at the final checkers.

Five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah will lead the Series charge into Kokomo Speedway on Friday afternoon. The pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/DKW Transport/No. 10H sits on top of the championship standings with a demanding 118 point advantage. Kemenah, who owns one victory on the season, has finished inside the top-ten during eight of the 11 contested Arctic Cat All Star programs.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, a second year Arctic Cat All Star competitor who missed a portion of 2016 due to an injury, sits behind Kemenah in the championship standings, earning five top-ten finishes thus far in 2017, three of which inside the top-five. Caleb Helms will enter the Indiana/Wisconsin road trip third in the title chase, followed by Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer.

“Mad Max” Stambaugh, a former two-time NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up, leads the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year standings entering the three-race swing through the Upper Midwest. The pilot of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports entry has earned one top-ten finish in seven main event starts, currently sixth in the overall championship standings out of 17 full-time followers.

Kokomo Speedway will open main gates and pit gates at 3:00pm on Friday, May 19. Hot laps are expected to hit the speedway at 6:45pm with racing to follow. Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway will each open pit gates at 3:00pm, hot laps following at 6:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes, including ticket prices and reserved seat information, should stay tuned online at www.kokomospeedway.net, www.wilmotraceway.com and angellparkspeedway.net, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, IMS will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.

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

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

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway for contingency program at Kokomo Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 17, 2017) - When the historical “Month of May” descends upon Indiana, the legendary Indianapolis 500 and Sprint Car racing are cast onto the worldwide stage. This year’s showcase of speed will carry an unusual twist that will offer race fans from across the globe the chance to experience the best of both racing worlds, pavement and dirt, as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) and Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) have teamed up for a doubleheader highlighting Fast Friday, the kickoff to Pole Weekend for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 and the only Indiana appearance for the ASCoC this season, on May 19th, at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

Working with IMS President, Doug Boles, to create the IMS Bonus Challenge for the Kokomo event, the ASCoC will offer free pit pass upgrades at Kokomo Speedway to any fans presenting Verizon IndyCar Series Pole Weekend tickets for the Indianapolis 500. In addition, full-time ASCoC competitors signed-in for competition at Kokomo Speedway on May 19 will be given the option to display the iconic IMS Wing & Wheel decal on their cars in exchange for eligibility for contingency awards during the event. The IMS Bonus Challenge will award the highest finishing eligible car in the Feature event $500, with second-place awarded an additional $200. The evening’s fastest qualifier will receive a $100 bonus, as will the evening’s hard charger and B-main event winners.

“Short-track racing is the heartbeat of racing in America and Tony Stewart and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series brings the excitement of wheel-to-wheel action to some of the best short tracks in the country,” said Doug Boles, President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We are proud to partner with Tony and the All Stars at one of the best dirt-tracks in the country, Kokomo Speedway, and provide race fans the speed of Indy 500’s Fast Friday in the day followed by thrill of winged sprint cars in the evening.”

The one-night All Star return to Kokomo Speedway will be the first of three events on the weekend schedule for the ASCoC, continuing with action on Saturday and Sunday in Wilmot and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. A full program will be on the Kokomo agenda, complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast.

In addition, fans will have an opportunity to participate in a closed autograph session featuring Tony Stewart. The first 150 fans to purchase advance tickets online will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-race autograph session scheduled for 5:00 pm at Tony Stewart’s merchandise trailer just outside of the main gates. Those who purchase an online ticket and qualify for the closed autograph session will be notified with additional information via email closer to the event. The event will mark Stewart’s only Winged Sprint Car appearance of 2017 in his home state of Indiana and his first visit to Kokomo Speedway since 2013.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway on May 19 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved Seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit Passes: $35, with fans presenting Indianapolis 500 Pole Weekend tickets receiving a free pit pass upgrade.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, IMS will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star weekend at Lernerville and Mercer rescheduled for June 2-3

SARVER, PA (May 4, 2017) - With wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures in the forecast for the entire upcoming weekend, Lernerville Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to postpone the Arctic Cat All Star visit to Western Pennsylvania until Friday and Saturday, June 2-3.

“Due to impending weather conditions, we’ve decided to postpone our Friday night program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,” said Tim Tomson, Lernerville Speedway General Manager. “We are looking out for the safety of our competitors, as well as the fans. We hope to see everyone next month.”

As originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will host two, full programs awarding $5,000 each during their weekend trip to The Keystone State, kicking-off the two-race slate with a visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Friday, June 2, followed by an appearance at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer on Saturday, June 3. It will be the first and only Arctic Cat All Star visits to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in 2017.

“I think rescheduling the weekend is the best case scenario for all involved,” Eric Williams explained, promoter of Mercer Raceway Park. “It is not in our best interest to fight the weather. It was best for both tracks to move the entire weekend and hope for more seasonable conditions. This will also give our fans an opportunity to make other plans this weekend, while arranging plans to attend our All Star show next month.”

The Western Pennsylvania doubleheader will activate a busy month of June for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, concluding with Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“We hate to have weather interfere with our schedule,” said Don Grabey, Arctic Cat All Star Series Director. “Unfortunately, the upcoming weather front seems to be inevitable. We’re all excited to have the opportunity to come back to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in a few weeks.”

Additional news and notes regarding the events will be posted in the near future. Stay tuned online at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com for information pertaining to gate times and ticket prices.

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

 

 

Trey Starks earns Roy Morral Tribute for first ever Arctic Cat All Star victory

BEDFORD, PA (April 30, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, Trey Starks is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, outrunning Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe for the Roy Morral Tribute title at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Starks, pilot of the Scott Gobrecht-owned/Textron Off Road/No. 44, took command officially on lap three and never looked back, crossing under the final checkers 2.2 seconds ahead of the competition. The $5,000 victory was Starks’ first in Central Pennsylvania.

“I don’t even know what to say right now. This is amazing,” Trey Starks said in victory lane. “This is such a humbling sport. We finished 18th last night at Lincoln Speedway, and now we are in victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. This is a dream come true.”

Pole sitter Lucas Wolfe and New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong led the 26 starters to green on Sunday night at Bedford Speedway. Wolfe grabbed the early advantage and led the first two circuits before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap three. It was on the restart when Trey Starks made his bid for the top spot, driving under Lucas Wolfe to officially take command for the first time.

A pair of cautions on lap six, one of which resulting in red flag conditions, halted the field once again, but neither created any distraction for Starks. The Puyallup, Washington, native brought the field back to life and returned to a demanding lead, eventually reaching the tail of the field just before the midpoint of the 25-lap program.

While Starks ran away in traffic, a battle for the second position soon commenced between Lucas Wolfe and Dale Blaney. Blaney, who started sixth on the main event grid, chased Wolfe nearly nose-to-tail in traffic for five circuits, eventually taking away the runner-up spot on lap 20. Despite Blaney’s attempt to chase down the top spot, Starks’ lead had increased to nearly four seconds, only cutting the advantage to just over two seconds by the time the final checkers flew. Lucas Wolfe held on to finish third aboard the Mike Barshinger-owned/No. 24, followed by Tim Shaffer and Johnstown’s Dan Shetler.

“When you’re out in front like that, especially ahead of a guy like Dale Blaney, every move in traffic is probably the wrong move,” Trey Starks explained. “I was just trying to get through traffic as quickly as I could. We’ve been having such a tough start to the year. I’m so glad to get one for my team.”

With three rounds of Central Pennsylvania competition complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will move forward and continue their 2017 campaign with a return to The Keystone State, this time spending a weekend on the western edge of Pennsylvania with visits to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, respectively. “America’s Series” will visit Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park only once in 2017, each awarding $5,000 top prizes.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway - Sunday, April 30, 2017:
Roy Morral Tribute
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dan Shetler - 17.958 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 18.141 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dan Shetler
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Wagner
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Trey Starks
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: N/A
JE Pistons Dash #1: Lucas Wolfe
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Caleb Armstrong
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Carl Bowser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (4th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tyler Esh (+7)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dan Shetler
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 18.141; 2. 11-TJ Stutts, 18.158; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich, 18.258; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler, 18.299; 5. 19-Cale Grubb, 18.589; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc, 18.816; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 19.029; 8. 17G-George Streaker, 99.004; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 99.008

Group (B)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.22; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.314; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 18.324; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 18.384; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 18.572; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.665; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 18.674; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.793; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.269

Group (C)
1. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.347; 2. 94-Ryan Smith, 18.398; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner, 18.655; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 18.804; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 18.82; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 18.856; 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 19.04; 8. 51-John Garvin, 19.462; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 19.473

Group (D)
1. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 18.044; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 18.295; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 18.307; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 18.596; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.771; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 18.868; 7. M1-Mark Smith, 18.915; 8. 14-Coleman Gulick, 19.084; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 19.169

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7K-Dan Shetler [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich [2]; 4. 11-TJ Stutts [3]; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc [6]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 8. 19-Cale Grubb [5]; 9. 17G-George Streaker [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 6. 51-John Garvin [8]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 7. 14-Coleman Gulick [8]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 11-TJ Stutts [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler [2]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 6. 14-Coleman Gulick [10]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [15]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 11. 51-John Garvin [13]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 13. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]; 14. 19-Cale Grubb [2]; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison [12]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 8. 17B-Josh Baughman [15]; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich [11]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [17]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [23]; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner [10]; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh [18]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [22]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 16. 98-Carl Bowser [21]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [24]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [25]; 20. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 21. OO-Dane Lorenc [19]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [20]; 23. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 25. 11-TJ Stutts [9]; 26. 94-Ryan Smith [13] Lap Leaders: Lucas Wolfe [1-2]; Trey Starks [3-25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 30, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1480
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1362
3. Caleb Helms: 1332
4. Ryan Smith: 1284
5. Tim Shaffer: 1254
6. Max Stambaugh: 1160
7. T.J. Michael: 1128
8. Brandon Matus: 1046
9. Greg Hodnett: 1016
10. Brent Matus: 1014

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

 

 

Lance Dewease goes wire-to-wire for Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA (April 29, 2017) - For the second time in as many nights, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Central Pennsylvania, this time dominating feature action from the front row to score the second annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway. The victory, the 33rd Arctic Cat All Star win of Dewease’s career and his sixth at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” was conducted in near-record fashion, crossing under the final checkers 6.748 seconds ahead of the field, lapping up to eleventh place during the ten minute, non-stop 30-lapper.

“These guys work so hard,” said Lance Dewease about the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K operation. “That’s why we run such a limited schedule. That allows my guys enough time to look over everything and make sure we’re ready to go for the next race. The track was great tonight. Hats off to everyone here at Port Royal Speedway. It’s a dream to drive for this team.”

Lance Dewease started from the pole position and wasted no time gaining the early advantage, crossing under the flagstand for the first time by a margin of 2.2 seconds ahead of Ryan Smith and Blane Heimbach. Even with traffic coming into play by lap six, Dewease still managed to keep positive momentum, extending his lead to nearly four seconds at halfway. Meanwhile, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney charged forward from the outside of row three to third by lap ten, falling in line behind Ryan Smith and Lance Dewease.

Despite two hiccups, making contact with the inside retaining wall, as well as making contact with Doug Esh during an attempt to put “The Hammer” a lap down, Dewease drove on to score the $5,000 payday with no challenges, followed at the finish by Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, Dylan Cisney, and Blane Heimbach. The victory was number 101 for Lance Dewease at Port Royal Speedway.

“Finishing second to these guys is like a win for us,” Ryan Smith said. “I can’t thank my team enough for what they do for me. Hopefully we can get a win soon and get the monkey off of our back.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017 with a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday evening, April 30. Honoring the former Bedford Speedway promoter and Central Pennsylvania car owner, the Roy Morral Tribute will headline competition at the Bedford half-mile; the first of two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearances in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 2017.

Five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah is the most recent winner at Bedford Speedway during Series competition, holding back Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry at the final checkers for a $5,000 payday.

Bedford Speedway officials will open pit gates at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 30. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm. Fans who can not attend the Roy Morral Tribute are invited to watch online via www.speedshifttv.com. Speed Shift TV will be hosting a pay-per-view internet broadcast which is available for purchase starting at $24.95. Visit Speed Shift TV online for more information.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 29, 2017: Keith Kauffman Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Mike Wagner - 17.513 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 17.646 seconds (2nd Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Dylan Cisney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Steve Buckwalter Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Brandon Spithaler JE Pistons Dash #1: Lance Dewease Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Blane Heimbach Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Ott Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+5) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Steve Buckwalter (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Mike Wagner Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying:

Group (A)

1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.036; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 18.238; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney, 18.325; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.346; 5. 10-Tyler Bear, 18.621; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 18.768; 7. M1-Mark Smith, 18.804; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 18.824; 9. 33S-Curt Stroup, 18.952; 10. 13-Brandon Matus, 19.036; 11. 8M-TJ Michael, 19.258

Group (B)

1. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.646; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 17.79; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach, 17.962; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.384; 5. 44-Joey Hershey, 18.609; 6. 51-John Garvin, 18.668; 7. OO-Dane Lorenc, 18.84; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 19.056; 9. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 19.387; 10. 98T-Joe Trenca, 19.81; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 20.396

Group (C) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 18.048; 2. 11-TJ Stutts, 18.191; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.213; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.386; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman, 18.467; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman, 18.551; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.877; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.963; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 19.092; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 19.37

Group (D) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.559; 2. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.77; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner, 17.873; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 18.015; 5. 25-Aaron Ott, 18.264; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor, 18.306; 7. O7-Doug Esh, 18.394; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.069; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 19.354; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 99.42

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-Dylan Cisney [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 5. 10-Tyler Bear [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 8. 33S-Curt Stroup [9]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach [2]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 44-Joey Hershey [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [10]; 10. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 47K-Kody Lehman [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 17B-Josh Baughman [6]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 38-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [7]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [6]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [5]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 98T-Joe Trenca [8]; 3. 9C-Roger Campbell [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [2]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 25-Aaron Ott [1]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [2]; 3. 33S-Curt Stroup [10]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [11]; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 51-John Garvin [4]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 11. 98T-Joe Trenca [14]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [12]; 13. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 14. M1-Mark Smith [6]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [2]; 6. 38-Steve Buckwalter [4]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 11-TJ Stutts [11]; 10. 55-Mike Wagner [8]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [21]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 13. O7-Doug Esh [18]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 15. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [22]; 17. 7W-Logan Wagner [14]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [17]; 19. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 20. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [25]; 21. 47K-Kody Lehman [16]; 22. 98-Carl Bowser [24]; 23. 44-Joey Hershey [19]; 24. 33S-Curt Stroup [23]; 25. 8M-TJ Michael [27]; 26. 10-Tyler Bear [20]; 27. 98T-Joe Trenca [26] Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease: [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 29, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1366 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1256 3. Caleb Helms: 1196 4. Ryan Smith: 1182 5. Tim Shaffer: 1112 6. T.J. Michael: 1038 7. Max Stambaugh: 1034 8. Brandon Matus: 956 9. Brent Matus: 924 10. John Garvin: 914

 

 

Lance Dewease outduels Freddie Rahmer for Hinnershitz Memorial title at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA (April 28, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions launched their first Central Pennsylvania swing of the 2017 season in fantastic fashion on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, putting on a show for “Pennsylvania Posse” fans in the form of a Lance Dewease and Freddie Rahmer duel for the 2017 Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial worth $5,000.

Despite periods of pressure from Rahmer, as well as a near-disastrous run-in with traffic, Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K, held on to claim the 30-lap program; his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Williams Grove Speedway and the 32nd Series win of his storied career. Freddie Rahmer crossed under the final checkers second in the running order, followed by Tim Shaffer, Aaron Ott and Danny Dietrich.

“We are really happy with this,” Lance Dewease explained in victory lane. “Davey [Brown] and Don [Kreitz] work really hard every week. They worked all winter to try and get us to qualify a little bit better. This car is a little different than what we had last year, so it has a little bit of a different feel. This is only our third race of the year. We’re not where we need to be yet, but we are getting close.”

Lance Dewease started fourth on the main event grid, driving to second by the completion of lap one, eventually making his first bid for the top spot on lap five. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native took command officially on lap six, driving by the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with a move on the bottom of the speedway.

Despite Dewease’s initial ability to drive away from the rest of the field, Freddie Rahmer, who followed Lance Dewease around Tim Shaffer to take the runner-up position on lap 10, never lost sight of the familiar No. 69K. The pair were only separated by .6 seconds when the first and only caution appeared on lap 17.

Green flag conditions soon resumed with Dewease extending a slight advantage once again, stretching to a near-two second lead even after catching the back of the running order. Using traffic to his advantage, Freddie Rahmer was able to shrink Dewease’s command to less than a second, ultimately driving to the back bumper of the No. 69K by lap 28.

With traffic an obvious obstacle for Dewease when entering turn one on the final circuit, Rahmer attempted to drive around the Central Pennsylvania veteran, as well as the lapped car of Anthony Macri. All three nearly made contact, with Dewease barely sneaking beyond Macri on the bottom of the speedway. Dewease’s bold move sealed the deal, driving on to score his first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2017 season by .814 seconds.

“Freddie [Rahmer] hauled it in there pretty hard like he’s supposed to,” Dewease explained. “He’s not here to run second. Macri slipped up just a little and I was able to jam it in there. Fortunately, I was able to get by. That allowed us to hold off Freddie for the last lap. He’s been good all night. He’s turning into a pretty good racer.”

“This is their race track, for sure,” Freddie Rahmer said about Lance Dewease and his team. “I was just trying to go where Lance wasn’t. I think if he wouldn’t have snuck by Macri, we may have had enough to beat him. We were right there with him, so I’m pretty happy about that.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017 with a trip to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday evening, April 29. Honoring the facility’s all-time winningest competitor, the Keith Kauffman Classic will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star program, going 30 laps in distance and awarding a $5,000 top prize. Dale Blaney is the defending Keith Kauffman Classic winner, holding off eventual Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah and Greg Hodnett for the four-figure payday.

The season’s first Arctic Cat All Star swing through Central Pennsylvania will come to a close on Sunday evening, April 30, with the Roy Morral Tribute at Bedford Speedway in Bedford.

For those who can not attend Port Royal Speedway, fans are invited to tune-in at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view broadcast featuring the entire Keith Kauffman Classic program will be available for purchase.

Port Royal Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 29. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday, April 28, 2017: Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial EMi Driver’s Meeting: 45 State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.354 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 16.692 seconds (3rd Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Freddie Rahmer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brian Montieth Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lucas Wolfe Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Tony Stewart Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Rodney Westhafer JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Freddie Rahmer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Steve Buckwalter Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Matt Campbell (+4) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying - 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.446; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 16.681; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.692; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.819; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.859; 6. O7-Doug Esh, 16.896; 7. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 16.958; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.081; 9. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.083; 10. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.15; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.261; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 17.424

Group (B) 1. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.866; 2. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.887; 3. 1W-Eric Tomecek, 16.984; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.097; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.162; 6. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.167; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.272; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.506; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.859; 10. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.956; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 18.487

Group (C) 1. 44S-Trey Starks, 16.757; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.93; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.967; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.993; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 17.261; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.332; 7. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.359; 8. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.413; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.521; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.746; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.125

Group (D) 1. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 16.955; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.971; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 17.029; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.105; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc, 17.282; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.313; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.313; 8. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.362; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.861; 10. 51-John Garvin, 18.115; 11. C4-Jim Shuster, 18.117

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [6]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [4]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 9. 1W-Eric Tomecek [2]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #3 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks [4]; 5. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [6]; 8. 75-Frankie Herr [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [9]

Heat #4 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. C4-Jim Shuster [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc [5]

Dash #1 - (4 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 25-Aaron Ott [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]

Dash #2 - (4 Laps) 1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 44S-Trey Starks [1]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 4. 9C-Roger Campbell [5]; 5. C4-Jim Shuster [8]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [3]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [4]; 11. 1W-Eric Tomecek [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 87-Alan Krimes [11]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [12]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [15]; 12. 75-Frankie Herr [13]; 13. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 9. 11-TJ Stutts [11]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 11. 39-Cory Haas [10]; 12. 94-Ryan Smith [14]; 13. 1Z-Dale Blaney [15]; 14. O7-Doug Esh [17]; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer [16]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 18. M1-Mark Smith [18]; 19. 87-Alan Krimes [24]; 20. 27-Greg Hodnett [22]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23]; 22. 39M-Anthony Macri [20]; 23. 16-Matt Campbell [27]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [25]; 25. 17-Caleb Helms [26]; 26. 38-Steve Buckwalter [21]; 27. 95-Hunter Mackison [19] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-5]; Lance Dewease [6-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 28, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1230 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1148 3. Caleb Helms: 1074 4. Ryan Smith: 1036 5. Tim Shaffer: 986 6. T.J. Michael: 936 7. Max Stambaugh: 924 8. Brandon Matus: 866 9. Danny Dietrich: 842 10. Brent Matus: 834

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions set to invade Posse Country Speed Shift TV to broadcast events at Port Royal and Bedford

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 26, 2017) - For the first time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Central Pennsylvania, ready to challenge the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt for a shot at three consecutive four-figure paydays. Arctic Cat All Star competitors, comprised of a roster nearing 20 in total, will visit three different facilities during their upcoming tour of The Keystone State, beginning with competition at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 28.

The annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway will kick-off the upcoming weekend in “Posse Country,” the first of two Arctic Cat All Star appearances at the Mechanicsburg half-mile in 2017. “The Edge” Brian Montieth is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway, stealing the spotlight from Lance Dewease during the Jack Gunn Memorial on August 19, 2016. “America’s Series” has visited “The Grove” 30 times during Series history, first appearing on July 29, 1970.

With just an hour travel time between the first and second destination, the Arctic Cat All Star trek through Central Pennsylvania will continue on Saturday, April 29, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Keith Kauffman Classic, honoring the facility’s all-time winningest sprint car driver, will highlight action at the “Speed Palace.” Like the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway, the Keith Kauffman Classic will go 30 laps in distance, awarding a $5,000 top prize. Former Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney is the defending Keith Kauffman Classic winner, holding off 2016 Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah at the finish for an All Star 1-2 sweep on the podium.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their first tour of Central Pennsylvania with a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, April 30. The Ray Morral Tribute, also awarding a $5,000 payday, will be on the evening agenda, the first of two Arctic Cat All Star appearances at the Bedford half-mile this season, and just the fifth appearance all-time. Chad Kemenah is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star winner at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, leading Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry to the final checkers on April 17, 2016.

With eight races in the books, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will preside over the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania as the current Series point leader, holding down the top spot with an 84 point lead. Kemenah, a seven-time top-ten finisher during the first eight contested events, has one victory on the season, scoring the April opener at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Caleb Armstrong will enter Central Pennsylvania second in the championship standings, earning five top-ten finishes on the year, three of which inside the top-five. The New Castle, Indiana, native earned a top-five finish during his most recent Arctic Cat All Star start, finishing fourth at Wayne County Speedway on April 22. Caleb Helms trails Armstrong by 58 markers in the championship standings, followed by Ryan Smith and Tim Shaffer.

Williams Grove Speedway will ignite action at 7:30pm on Friday, April 28, while Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway each plan to ignite competition at 6:00pm and 6:30pm, respectively. Those seeking additional information should visit each facility live on the Web: www.williamsgrove.com, www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.bedfordspeedway.com.

As an added bonus to race fans who can not make the journey to Central Pennsylvania, Speed Shift TV will be conducting a live pay-per-view internet broadcast of the events at Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Those interested in learning more should visit Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/26/2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1114 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1030 3. Caleb Helms: 972 4. Ryan Smith: 910 5. Tim Shaffer: 842 6. Max Stambaugh: 834 6. T.J. Michael: 834 8. Brandon Matus: 776 9. Cole Duncan: 762 10. Brent Matus: 744

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild dominates for Arctic Cat All Star win at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, OH (April 22, 2017) - With his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend commitments in Arkansas and Missouri washed away by Mother Nature, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild decided to make the long trek home. The decision proved to be worth $5,000.

Sheldon Haudenschild dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway, charging forward from sixth on the main event grid to win the non-stop, 30-lap A-main by a margin equaling six seconds. The current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year point leader took command for the first time on lap 12, driving under his father, Jac Haudenschild, between the first and second corner. It was the 16th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Haudenschild’s career and his fifth at Wayne County Speedway.

“This car was a dream all night long,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained in victory lane. “My guys did one heck of a job which made my job a lot easier, too. The track tonight was great as always. It’s pretty cool to come back here and have an opportunity to race close to home.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6M, led the Arctic Cat All Star field to green on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, quickly overtaken by Caleb Armstrong as the front-runners approached the flagstand for the first time. The New Castle, Indiana, native maintained on top until lap three when Jac Haudenschild reclaimed the point position. Haudenschild and Armstrong, soon flanked by Chad Kemenah, raced at the front of the field in that order until lap nine when Sheldon Haudenschild made his first appearance inside the top-three.

Haudenschild, aboard the Haudenschild Racing/Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 93, drove by Chad Kemenah to claim third on lap nine, eventually taking the second position from Caleb Armstrong on lap ten. By that time, traffic had already started to intensify, allowing young Haudenschild to catch his father by utilizing slower cars, as well as the very topside of the speedway. The father/son duo battled through lap 11, only to swap positions on lap 12, with the winning move occurring near the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild was unchallenged the remaining distance, instantly increasing his advantage to a near-full straightaway by lap 15. When the final checkers flew, Haudenschild had a six second advantage, chased to the finish by Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, and Travis Philo.

“The cushion in one and two was really good, but my car was so good that I didn’t have to go up there and touch it much,” Haudenschild explained. “I got around my dad early, but you can never be too sure about him. He never gives up, so you almost have to expect that he’ll be coming back at some point. I wish him and I could have finished 1-2, but it is what it is. We are happy to get the win.”

With his runner-up finish, Chad Kemenah remains in control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion now has seven top-ten feature finishes in eight Arctic Cat All Star starts.

“We have a really good race team right now. The car was really good all night long. Hats off to Sheldon [Haudenschild] and his guys. They were really good,” Kemenah explained. “Consistency is really important. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and the wins and championships will show up.”

With their three-race swing through The Buckeye State complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears and turn east, this time crossing The Keystone State for a trio of programs in Central Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Pennsylvania Posse, Central Pennsylvania’s finest will challenge the near-20 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions teams on three consecutive occasions stretching from Friday, April 28, to Sunday, April 30.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, respectively, during the upcoming weekend, each awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. “America’s Series” nearly swept competition in Central Pennsylvania during its spring swing of 2016, earning victories at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 17 and April 23.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Central Pennsylvania triple-header should visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web. More news will be published in the coming days via www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, April 22, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 44 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 14.400 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 14.125 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Boughton
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #2: Caleb Helms
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Lee Jacobs
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Christopher Bell (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.17-Caleb Helms, 14.175; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.225; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.294; 4.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.312; 5.59-Ryan Smith, 14.320; 6.49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.352; 7.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.382; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.411; 9.22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.413; 10.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.415; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.424; 12.22C-Cole Duncan, 14.426; 13.35-Tyler Esh, 14.453; 14.8-Dean Jacobs, 14.481; 15.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.579; 16.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.579; 17.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.580; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 14.585; 19.11N-Christopher Bell, 14.603; 20.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.605; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 14.727; 22.5-Jordan Harble, 14.729; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.740; 24.4-Danny Smith, 14.744; 25.7K-Cale Conley, 14.896; 26.9M-Jordan Ryan, 14.900; 27.16-Danny Mumaw, 14.942; 28.51-John Garvin, 14.949; 29.23-Nick Patterson, 14.968; 30.45-Trevor Baker, 15.040; 31.13-Brandon Matus, 15.148; 32.9-Ryan Linder, 15.332; 33.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.467; 34.33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.490; 35.9C-Roger Campbell, 15.530; 36.OO-Dane Lorenc, 15.720; 37.4B-Steve Butler, 15.955; 38.33-Brent Matus, 16.022; 39.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.142; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.253; 41.19-Mitch Harble, 16.441; 42.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 16.698; 43.7-Troy Kingan, 16.759; 44.97J-Andy Fike, 17.263;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[8] ; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 35-Tyler Esh[6] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 11. 19-Mitch Harble[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 11N-Christopher Bell[5] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[11] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[2] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[6] ; 11. 9-Ryan Linder[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 22B-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 9. 4B-Steve Butler[9] ; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 11. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 7. D12-Jason Dolick[7] ; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn[8] ; 9. 11-Shawn Hubler[10] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc[9]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 59-Ryan Smith[5]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 5. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 11-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 2. 9C-Roger Campbell[1] ; 3. 4B-Steve Butler[3] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[2] ; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc[4] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 7. 7-Troy Kingan[6] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[9] ; 9. 19-Mitch Harble[10] ; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 35-Tyler Esh[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[11] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. D12-Jason Dolick[13] ; 10. 9-Ryan Linder[12] ; 11. 11-Shawn Hubler[15] ; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell[16] ; 13. 23-Nick Patterson[9] ; 14. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 15. 1080-Jordan Mackison[1] ; 16. 33D-Tyler Dunn[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 6. 11N-Christopher Bell[14] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler[15] ; 10. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[10] ; 11. 59-Ryan Smith[9] ; 12. 49x-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 14. 16-Danny Mumaw[20] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 16. 8-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 18. 4-Danny Smith[17] ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[21] ; 20. 7K-Cale Conley[18] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 22. 33M-Max Stambaugh[22] ; 23. 35-Tyler Esh[23] ; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison[26] ; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard[25] ; 26. 22C-Cole Duncan[13] Lap Leaders: Caleb Armstrong [1-2]; Jac Haudenschild [3-11]; Sheldon Haudenschild [12-30]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/22/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1114
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1030
3. Caleb Helms: 972
4. Ryan Smith: 910
5. Tim Shaffer: 842
6. Max Stambaugh: 834
6. T.J. Michael: 834
8. Brandon Matus: 776
9. Cole Duncan: 762
10. Brent Matus: 744

 

 

First of four Wayne County Speedway visits next for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Live pay-per-view broadcast to be available on The Cushion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 19, 2017) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their April march through The Buckeye State with a visit to the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; the final Ohio program on the April calendar for the Arctic Cat All Stars, as well as the final Ohio appearance until the Series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 26. As an added bonus to Arctic Cat All Star fans who can not attend Wayne County Speedway, the event will be broadcast via live stream pay-per-view that will be available for purchase online at www.thecushion.com.

Wayne County Speedway’s season-opening Arctic Cat All Star invasion will take shape on Saturday evening, April 22. Similar to Atomic Speedway and Attica Raceway Park, a stout, local contingent of Ohio regulars are expected to be on hand to defend home dirt against a roster of nearly 20 full-time All Stars, each battling for a $5,000 payday. Saturday’s visit will be the first of four for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, returning to the 3/8-mile, clay oval during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, Labor Day weekend for the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial, and finally during the early segment of October.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway appearance on Sunday, September 4, when Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned the inaugural Pete Jacobs Memorial victory worth $10,000. The win was Haudenschild’s third in a row during Arctic Cat All Star competition, also capturing victories at Millstream Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on August 28 and September 3, respectively.

Alvada Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, will lead the Series into competition on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. The pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H sits on top of the current standings with an 80 point advantage, earning six top-ten finishes, four of which inside the top-five, during his first seven Arctic Cat All Star feature starts. Kemenah has one victory on the season; earning $5,000 at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, April 9.

Caleb Armstrong will enter Wayne County Speedway gates currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, followed by Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith and Donny Schatz. Armstrong has finished inside the top-ten on four occasions thus far in 2017, most recently at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15, when the New Castle, Indiana, native moved forward from 15th on the main event grid to finish eighth.

NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 22. Warm-ups, followed by qualifying time trials, are scheduled to begin at 6:00pm. Those who would like to learn more should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

For those who can not attend Wayne County Speedway on Saturday evening, the event will be broadcast live on the internet via The Cushion. A live streaming pay-per-view, featuring the entire Arctic Cat All Star program from start to finish, will be available at www.thecushion.com starting at $22.99. The Cushion Premium and VIP members will have the opportunity to purchase the PPV broadcast for a discounted price of $20.50. Those interested in learning more should visit www.thecushion.com.

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/15/2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 968 2. Caleb Armstrong: 888 3. Caleb Helms: 836 4. Ryan Smith: 782 5. Donny Schatz: 742 6. Max Stambaugh: 728 7. T.J. Michael: 726 8. Tim Shaffer: 716 9. Danny Dietrich: 702 10. David Gravel: 696

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

Spencer Bayston holds back Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer to claim first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory during HD Supply Spring Nationals

ATTICA, OH (April 15, 2017) - For Lebenon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston, it took just 15 winged sprint car starts to park himself in victory lane, earning the HD Supply Spring Nationals finale victory worth $5,000 over a stout Arctic Cat All Star field at Attica Raceway Park.

Bayston, pilot of the Kevin Swindell-owned/Swindell Speed Lab/No. 39, outperformed 46 other Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions entries that were signed-in on Saturday night at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing,” eventually charging forward from seventh on the main event grid to secure his position on top of the feature podium. Cole Duncan finished second during the 40-lap program, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah.

“Holy crap, we’re in victory lane here at Attica Raceway Park,” Spencer Bayston said. “I didn’t even know how to get to victory lane or where to go. I drove on to the front stretch, but I figured out pretty quick that was wrong. This place is absolutely packed. A big ‘thanks’ to all of the fans for coming out here tonight. Hopefully you guys enjoyed it.”

Pole-sitter Cole Duncan took command during the drop of the initial green flag, leading Shawn Dancer and California native Carson Macedo by the flag stand for the first time. The Lockbourne, Ohio, native maintained the top spot during the first seven circuits, ultimately surrendering the point position to Carson Macedo on lap eight. It took Macedo two attempts to get around Duncan, eventually using a textbook slide job between turns three and four to officially take command. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Macedo cruised out in front of the field for the next five circuits, but mechanical woes on lap 14 halted any winning potential.

From that point forward, Bayston was the man in charge; already climbing from the inside of row four to seize third on lap six, and moving into second on lap 11. After inheriting the top spot, Bayston opened his command immediately, and did so without any distractions. The former USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year hit traffic for the first time just beyond the halfway mark, but still maintained a three second advantage, eventually increasing his command to four seconds by lap 30.

A late-race caution on lap 33 would stack the field one last time, but a clear groove and clean air proved to be too much of an advantage for Bayston; crossing under the final checkers with a two second advantage ahead of Cole Duncan and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer.

“We were getting through traffic pretty clean there. I wasn’t really sure who was behind me. I could feel the rubber starting to build, so I just tried to be as conservative as I could with my tires,” Bayston said. “I can’t thank Kevin and Jordan Swindell, as well as my parents, enough for this opportunity. They have done so much with this program. This is going to be a fun year.”

One week from today, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their April tour of The Buckeye State with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 22. It will be the first of four Wayne County Speedway appearances by “America’s Series” in 2017, one of which during the upcoming edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, as well as the second running of the Pete Jacobs Memorial worth $10,000 on Sunday, September 3. Next Saturday’s Wayne County Speedway showcase will be the first official event of the 2017 season for “Orrville’s Historic Oval;” the 57th visit by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions since 1970.

Wayne County Speedway will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 22. Qualifying time trials are scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:00pm, followed by an entire Arctic Cat All Star program complete with heat races and respective main events. Those interested in learning more should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park- Saturday, April 15, 2017:
HD Supply Spring Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer (12.531 seconds)
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tyler Esh (12.635 seconds)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Shawn Dancer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Spencer Bayston
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jordan Ryan
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Chris Andrews
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cole Duncan
JE Pistons Dash #2: Carson Macedo
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+18)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Thomas Meseraull (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.35-Tyler Esh, 12.635; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.694; 3.45L-Brian Lay, 12.701; 4.39-Spencer Bayston, 12.768; 5.22C-Cole Duncan, 12.830; 6.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.847; 7.3G-Carson Macedo, 12.891; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 12.900; 9.5R-Byron Reed, 12.909; 10.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.979; 11.23-DJ Foos, 13.018; 12.17-Caleb Helms, 13.056; 13.16-Chris Andrews, 13.084; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.106; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.151; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.172; 17.9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.183; 18.33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.195; 19.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.225; 20.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.257; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.267; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.283; 23.11N-Dale Blaney, 13.312; 24.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.327; 25.60-Jody Keegan, 13.356; 26.5-Jordan Harble, 13.370; 27.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.375; 28.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.380; 29.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.381; 30.8-Dean Jacobs, 13.429; 31.35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.442; 32.13-Brandon Matus, 13.456; 33.59-Ryan Smith, 13.481; 34.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.499; 35.9C-Roger Campbell, 13.505; 36.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 13.626; 37.60K-Kory Crabtree, 13.670; 38.4H-Tracy Hines, 13.700; 39.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.712; 40.4-Brian Smith, 13.739; 41.1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.754; 42.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.865; 43.9-Ryan Linder, 13.888; 44.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.034; 45.51-John Garvin, 14.580; 46.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.741; 47.33-Brent Matus, 14.863;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 4. 35s-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 4H-Tracy Hines[10] ; 8. 9-Ryan Linder[11] ; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell[9] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 11. 33M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 12. 60-Jody Keegan[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo[5] ; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan[1] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 6. 35-Tyler Esh[4] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 8-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[12] ; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 12. 15H-Mitch Harble[11]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 9M-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. 59-Ryan Smith[9] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 9. 4-Brian Smith[10] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 11. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 12. 5-Jordan Harble[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 5. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[8] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[2] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[7] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[11] ; 11. 60K-Kory Crabtree[9]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston[5] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo[2] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[4] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 60K-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 3. 4H-Tracy Hines[3] ; 4. 51-John Garvin[10] ; 5. 9C-Roger Campbell[1] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 8. 9-Ryan Linder[8] ; 9. 4-Brian Smith[5] ; 10. 15H-Mitch Harble[4] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 6. 35-Tyler Esh[1] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 60K-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[11] ; 10. 59-Ryan Smith[14] ; 11. 5-Jordan Harble[9] ; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison[5] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 14. 8-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[10]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston[7] ; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney[14] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 7. 59-Ryan Smith[25] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 10. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 11. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[20] ; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[17] ; 13. 17-Caleb Helms[21] ; 14. 9M-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh[23] ; 16. 35s-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton[18] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer[4] ; 20. 9-Ryan Linder[26] ; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo[2] ; 23. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 24. 22-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 25. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[13] ; 26. 81-Lee Jacobs[22] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan [1-7]; Carson Macedo [8-13]; Spencer Bayston [14-40]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/15/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 968
2. Caleb Armstrong: 888
3. Caleb Helms: 836
4. Ryan Smith: 782
5. Donny Schatz: 742
6. Max Stambaugh: 728
7. T.J. Michael: 726
8. Tim Shaffer: 716
9. Danny Dietrich: 702
10. David Gravel: 696

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

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

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set to invade Attica Raceway Park for HD Supply Spring Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 12, 2017) - After opening the month of April with a visit to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe on Sunday, April 9, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will move forward and continue their April march through The Buckeye State with a visit to the Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15, joining a competitive, local contingent of open wheel competitors for the annual HD Supply Spring Nationals worth $5,000. Nearly 20 full-time Arctic Cat All Stars will invade northwest Ohio on Saturday evening; the second of three Ohio appearances for the Series during the month of April.

Saturday’s visit to Attica will be the first of four during the 2017 season for “America’s Series,” as well as the 113th total appearance since the Series first visited the 1/3-mile, clay oval on September 4, 1989. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last visited the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” on Saturday, September 3, during the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild was the main event winner, scoring $10,000 for his efforts, as well as a second career Arctic Cat All Star victory at Attica Raceway Park.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Stars into action on Saturday afternoon. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist is the current Series point leader and the most recent feature winner, earning high honors at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, April 9. A last lap pass solidified his position on top of the podium, overtaking the top spot from Lee Jacobs who led the first 29 laps of the 30-lap feature program. Including his recent victory, Kemenah has three top-five finishes during his first six Arctic Cat All Star main event starts.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will enter the HD Supply Spring Nationals currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, followed by Donny Schatz, Caleb Helms and Danny Dietrich. Armstrong has two top-five finishes on the season, settling for 16th during his most recent All Star start at Atomic Speedway after battling early for a podium finish.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates for the HD Supply Spring Nationals at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 15. A full program of Arctic Cat All Star competition, complete with hot laps, qualifying time trials, heat races, and respective mains, will launch at 6:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/9/2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 828 2. Caleb Armstrong: 754 3. Donny Schatz: 742 4. Caleb Helms: 712 5. Danny Dietrich: 702 6. David Gravel: 696 7. Kerry Madsen: 674 8. Greg Hodnett: 656 9. Ryan Smith: 646 10. Ian Madsen: 638

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah earns Arctic Cat All Star victory at Atomic Speedway with dramatic final lap pass

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 9, 2017) - In dramatic fashion, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah scored his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2017 season on Sunday night in Chillicothe, Ohio, driving around race leader Lee Jacobs on the final circuit to score $5,000 at Atomic Speedway. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, who started sixth on the main event grid, used a late-race caution and a wide, slicked-off racing surface to help stage his dramatic finish.

“Before heading out for the feature, my car owner, who is the greatest guy in the world, told me ‘remember, this is where we won our championship.’ That really gives you something to think about before going out to race,” Chad Kemenah explained. “I can’t say enough about Rob Hunter and this team. My brother does one heck of a job. He really makes my job easy.”

Outside pole-sitter Lee Jacobs took command during the drop of the initial green flag, soon followed by fellow full-time All Star Ryan Smith and Lockbourne, Ohio, native Cole Duncan to complete lap number one. Jacobs maintained control for the first 29 circuits, at one point separating himself from the rest of the field by nearly three seconds. Traffic came into play for the first time on lap eight, eventually allowing Armstrong, who overtook the second position just before halfway, and Duncan to close-in on the 1881 Racing/Simcox Grinding & Steel/No. 81.

Chad Kemenah, who already climbed two positions to find himself just outside of a podium spot, caught a big break on lap 20 when Duncan and Armstrong made contact with a spinning lapped car between turns one and two, also nearly collecting Lee Jacobs. Armstrong would get the worst of the incident and suffer from a flat left rear tire, forcing the New Castle, Indiana, native to restart at the rear of the field. Despite wing damage, Duncan maintained his position in the running order; keeping momentum and not stopping on the race track after making contact. With Armstrong surrendering his position, Kemenah moved into third for the restart, eventually moving by Duncan for second on lap 22.

Chasing Jacobs through traffic, Kemenah made his bid for the top spot on the 30th and final circuit, driving by Jacobs at the exit of turn two and surviving a last-ditch effort pass by the No. 81 through the final corner. Lee Jacobs would hold on to finish second, followed by Ryan Smith, Cole Duncan, and Dale Blaney.

For Kemenah, the victory was the 31st of his career during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition and his second at Atomic Speedway. With his victory, equaling his third top-five finish of the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star season, the pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H officially takes command of the Arctic Cat All Star championship point chase.

“The clearer the race track got, the better I got. We didn’t have a spectacular qualifying effort here tonight, but my crew kept plugging away. This is probably one of my favorite race tracks in the country. I want to thank all of you for coming out here and supporting [Brad McCown] and this race. Hopefully we put on one heck of a show for you guys,” said Chad Kemenah as he addressed the crowd.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition in less than a week, revisiting Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday, April 15, for the 2017 HD Supply Spring Nationals. “America’s Series” last visited the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” on Saturday, September 3, during the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild scored the $10,000 top prize; the 13th Arctic Cat All Star victory of his career and his second-ever at Attica Raceway Park. The HD Supply Spring Nationals visit will go down in the books as the 113th total appearance at Attica Raceway Park by the Arctic Cat All Stars since their first visit on September 4, 1989.

HD Supply Spring Nationals gates are scheduled to open at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 15. Action will hit the speedway at 6:00pm, sharp, beginning with hot laps and qualifying time trials, followed by heat races and respective main events. Those who would like to learn more should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Sunday, April 9, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 12.168 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Max Stambaugh - 12.717 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Danny Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jimmy Stinson
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
JE Pistons Dash #2: Lee Jacobs
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.22C-Cole Duncan, 12.580; 2.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.717; 3.4-Danny Smith, 12.933; 4.A67-Brandon Wimmer, 13.171; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.177; 6.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.238; 7.11N-Dale Blaney, 13.261; 8.59-Ryan Smith, 13.316; 9.49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.325; 10.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.362; 11.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.404; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.551; 13.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.568; 14.17-Caleb Helms, 13.652; 15.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.705; 16.35-Tyler Esh, 13.752; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 13.777; 18.22D-Josh Davis, 13.796; 19.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.854; 20.7K-Cale Conley, 13.899; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.960; 22.33-Brent Matus, 14.038; 23.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.070; 24.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 14.072; 25.7J-Joe Swanson, 14.275; 26.40-Mark Imler, 14.307; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.320; 28.5-Jordan Harble, 14.497; 29.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.584; 30.9J-Jessie McCreary, 14.610; 31.13-Brandon Matus, 14.623; 32.9C-Roger Campbell, 14.641; 33.45-Trevor Baker, 14.649; 34.51-John Garvin, 14.697; 35.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.925; 36.95-Hunter Mackison, 15.148; 37.9-Ryan Linder, 15.164; 38.80-Lance Webb, 15.399; 39.83X-Nate Reeser, 16.434;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer[1] ; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 7. 35-Tyler Esh[6] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell[9] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith[3] ; 3. 11N-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 5. 22D-Josh Davis[5] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[6] ; 7. 9J-Jessie McCreary[10] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 9. 5-Jordan Harble[9] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 8. 17-Caleb Helms[1] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[2] ; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble[1] ; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[3] ; 6. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 7. 9-Ryan Linder[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 80-Lance Webb[9]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[2] ; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer[5]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 33-Brent Matus[5] ; 3. 5-Jordan Harble[9] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 6. 35-Tyler Esh[2] ; 7. 9J-Jessie McCreary[11] ; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[10] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[13] ; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser[19] ; 12. 9-Ryan Linder[17] ; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson[6] ; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison[16] ; 15. 9C-Roger Campbell[12] ; 16. 80-Lance Webb[18] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 18. 51-John Garvin[14] ; 19. 40-Mark Imler[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 11N-Dale Blaney[12] ; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5] ; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich[13] ; 10. 17-Caleb Helms[21] ; 11. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[11] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 13. 7K-Cale Conley[14] ; 14. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 15. A67-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 17. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[18] ; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[17] ; 19. 22D-Josh Davis[19] ; 20. 35-Tyler Esh[26] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 22. 5-Jordan Harble[23] ; 23. 9-Ryan Linder[25] ; 24. 33-Brent Matus[22] ; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16] ; 26. 56R-Ryan Myers[15] Lap Leaders: Lee Jacobs [1-29]; Chad Kemenah [30]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/9/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 828
2. Caleb Armstrong: 754
3. Donny Schatz: 742
4. Caleb Helms: 712
5. Danny Dietrich: 702
6. Davel Gravel: 696
7. Kerry Madsen: 674
8. Greg Hodnett: 656
9. Ryan Smith: 646
10. Ian Madsen: 638

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

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

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set to continue season with Atomic Speedway visit on Sunday, April 9; A wet weather forecast during week pushes Atomic event back one day

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 4, 2017) - After a near-two month hiatus, last sanctioning competition on Thursday, February 16, at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are set to return to work, this time north of the Mason-Dixon Line where the Series will stay for the remainder of the season.

Boasting a roster of nearly 20 full-time competitors, “America’s Series” will resume competition with a visit to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, on Sunday, April 9; the lone Arctic Cat All Star program of the upcoming weekend and the first of six events during the month of April. Full-time Arctic Cat All Star teams, led by five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Chad Kemenah, will battle the best-of-the-best in the Buckeye State during their invasion of southern Ohio, including a strong contingent of Ohio Sprint Car Series regulars.

“We are definitely excited to host the Arctic Cat All Stars for their first Ohio appearance of 2017,” Brad McCown said, Atomic Speedway promoter. “It was in our best interest to move the event to Sunday rather than host it on Saturday. With so much rain in the forecast for this week, an extra day will give the facility more time to dry, as well as give me an extra day to work on the track. I think this decision will benefit everyone involved.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made an Atomic Speedway appearance on two separate occasions in 2016, one of which during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket where Kyle Larson, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, was the victor. Sheldon Haudenschild, the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year point leader, was the second winner at Atomic Speedway in 2016, earning the Arctic Cat All Star finale victory on October 22.

In addition, Sunday’s showcase will mark down as the 80th appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway since June 14, 1980. Bobby Allen was the victor; his first of three main event wins at the speedway between 1980 and 1987. Dale Blaney, the all-time Arctic Cat All Star win leader with 134 victories, owns the Atomic Speedway/Arctic Cat All Star win record with ten; his first occurring in 1994 and his most recent occurring in 2015.

“Between the large following of full-time All Star competitors, and the tough field of local and regional talent expected to be on hand, I think we have the making for a great battle on Sunday evening,” Brad McCown explained. “Hopefully the weather cooperates and we give fans something extra special to talk about on Monday morning.”

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open pit gates at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 9. General admission gates are scheduled to open at 3:00pm, followed by hot laps at 5:00pm. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 4:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the event should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions welcome Series Supporters for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 29, 2017) - With the 2017 season officially underway, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions is pleased to officially welcome new, as well as returning, Series partners, each bringing a significant level of support that will help fuel one of America's oldest and most prestigious touring sprint car series. Boasting a roster of nearly 20 full-time travelers, the Arctic Cat All Stars will take on a schedule exceeding 50 events in 2017, spanning nearly nine months from start to finish.

As previously announced, Arctic Cat, the official recreational vehicle of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, returns in 2017 as the title sponsor, extending its relationship with “America’s Series” through the 2018 season. With the intent to develop a sturdy connection with devoted race fans, Arctic Cat will promote their product line through a number of displays that will be on hand during select events throughout the season. Arctic Cat representatives will give fans an opportunity to see new product line, as well as learn about special sales and savings.

Effective immediately, Ford Performance, one of the world’s leaders in motorsports performance and racing operations, is now a proud partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. On top of its commitment with the Series, Ford Performance will also take on the presenting role during an upcoming visit to the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, May 19.

In addition to Arctic Cat and Ford Performance, a multitude of All Star partners that were associated with the Series in 2016 will continue their relationships in 2017.

“We are proud to be associated with each and every one of our Series partners,” Tony Stewart explained, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Lucky for us, we’ve had the opportunity to build great relationships during the last two seasons. We prioritize their commitment to our Series. In return, we’ll do our best to promote those who support the All Stars.”

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions partners:

All Star Circuit of Champions Title Sponsor - Arctic Cat

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Hoosier Tire

About Hoosier Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire supplier of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions! Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide. Visit the brand new HoosierTire.com website for the best in hats, shirts and all Hoosier apparel. Receive special offers and stay up-to-date with their weekly promotions by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HoosierTire

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor & Main Event Contingency Award Sponsor - Daido Engine Bearings

About Daido: Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The same technology that has helped power winners at Daytona, Indy, Le Mans and Monte Carlo is used in every bearing made for stock block race engines across America. For more information, visit www.daidometal.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor - Ford Performance

About Ford Performance: Ford's racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA sportsmen drag racing. In addition, Ford's action motorsport programs involve FIA World Rallycross and Formula Drift. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford's racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing's activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor - Hunt Brothers Pizza

About Hunt Brothers Pizza: With more than 7,300 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers original and thin crust pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, breakfast pizzas, plus Hunt Brothers Pizza Wings and WingBites®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience in offering all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: Since 1986, All Pro Cylinder Heads has successfully produced the absolute best small block Chevrolet, LS Gen 3 and W9RP Mopar cylinder heads available. Developed for top engine builders worldwide, the family owned business of Bob and Susie Williams is proud to manufacture all American made cylinder heads in Johnstown, Ohio. The dedicated staff at All Pro supplies powerful parts to a majority of champions in series such as the All Star Circuit of Champions, PA Posse, World of Outlaws, LSX Drag Radial, Off Road Baja 1000 and many more. All Pro is honored to serve the best customers in the business with the highest quality parts and Service possible. For more information, visit All Pro online at www.allproheads.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Fast Time Contingency Award Sponsor - Lincoln Electric

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

All Star Circuit of Champions Hard Charger Contingency Sponsor - MSD Performance

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

All Star Circuit of Champions Dash Sponsor - JE Pistons

About JE Pistons: With 70 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in forged racing pistons. JE offers the largest selection of off-the-shelf racing pistons for all popular engine combinations. JE can also manufacture custom pistons for your race engine in only two weeks. In a rush? - JE offers expedited services that can complete your custom piston order in only five days. If you demand the highest quality American-made pistons for your race engine, call JE Pistons today, or visit online at www.jepistons.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Dash Sponsor - Kistler Racing Products

About Kistler Racing Products: Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere.

All Star Circuit of Champions B-Main Sponsor - Classic Ink Screenprinting & Embroidery

About Classic Ink: Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery is constantly testing the limits of custom racewear and specialized embroidery. Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Classic Ink holds the highest standard, maximizing your return, as well as the ultimate customer satisfaction. From "Track Swag" fan wear to "Quick Crew" crew wear, Classic Ink has you covered. Their dedicated staff and graphic design team will be sure to keep your race team, and your fans, looking sharp on and off the racing surface. Contact Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery today and get your race team ahead of the competition. Visit www.classicinkusa.com. That's Classic Ink; "at the track and on your back!"

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver’s Meeting Sponsor - EMi

About EMi: Beginner to professional, EMi equips race teams with chassis, components, and knowledge to win races. Building Sprint Cars, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, and Micros, EMi’s dedicated sales and technical support staff are ready to assist you. Visit www.EagleMotorsports.com to begin your #EMinent journey.

All Star Circuit of Champions Hot Laps Sponsor - State Water Heaters

About State Water Heaters: In 1946, State Water Heaters was founded by Herbert Lindahl, Sr. as a small entrepreneurial company producing coal and wood-burning stoves in a garage in Nashville, Tennessee. In the years that followed, State expanded and became a leader in the water heating industry, through steadfast commitments to seeking new materials, new technology and innovative engineering techniques. When it comes to building durability into a product, nobody does it like State. Learn more at www.statewaterheaters.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Outback Steakhouse

About Outback Steakhouse: Australia inspires a fresh take on life. That seize-the-day mindset reflects in all that Outback does - especially in the menu. Outback serves up a wide variety of innovative creations, bold flavors and traditional classics, made fresh to order and how you want it. Enjoy mouthwatering steaks, grilled chicken, ribs, fresh seafood and the world famous Bloomin' Onion(R) all at affordable prices down under. Don't forget Outback’s unique cocktails, wines, premium liquors and beer - domestic, craft, import, and Aussie! For more information, visit www.outback.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor- Cometic Gasket

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket is the Official Gasket of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Cometic is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powe sports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic gaskets are must-haves for championship-winning teams across the globe. Cometic Gaskets are proudly made in the USA. For more information, log on to www.cometic.com. Cometic Gasket. Sealing championships since 1989.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts

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

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Kear’s Speed Shop

About Kear’s Speed Shop: Kear’s Speed Shop out of Tiffin, Ohio, has been in the racing business since 1969, serving teams all over the United States. For more information, visit Kear’s Speed Shop live on the Web at www.kearsspeedshop.com, or call today at 419-448-9551.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Kistler Engines

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

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Racing Electronics

About Racing Electronics: Racing Electronics is the worldwide leader in two-way communications equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR, NHRA and Red Bull Global Rallycross. Racing Electronics offers reliable, industry-tested equipment and best-in-class customer service throughout the motorsports industry. Founded in New Jersey in 1988, Racing Electronics has called Concord, N.C., home since 2005. For more information, visit www.racingelectronics.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Jake’s Carts

About Jake’s Cart: Jake’s Golf Carts, “America’s Home for Custom Carts” is a proud golf cart provider for the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions. Jake’s has proudly supported both local and national dirt track racing for over 20 years. Did you know Jake’s ship carts nationwide and offers financing for as low as 0%? If you are in the market for a golf cart give Jake’s a call and mention the All-Star Circuit of Champions for a special racing discount or you can check them out at www.jakesgolfcarts.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Schoenfeld Headers

About Schoenfeld: Founded in 1974 by Don Schoenfeld, Schoenfeld Headers is the world’s largest manufacturer of circle-track headers, specializing in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts, including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends and elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers, mandrel bends, exhaust reducers, header gaskets, and more. Schoenfeld Headers is based in Van Buren, Arkansas. We truly make exhaust applications for anything with an engine. From mini sprints to sprint cars, midgets and late models, dirt or asphalt, all the way up through the world of truck and tractor pulling and marine as well. Schoenfeld has a system for your needs, including muscle and passenger cars. Schoenfeld Headers also has state of the art CNC bending and welding equipment, as well as a state of the art chassis dyno facility. Therefore our quality and craftsmanship are second to none, making them the most popular name in racing headers. We remain committed to the Saturday night racer, providing the very best in “Performance, Quality, and Value”

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Donovan Engineering

About Donovan Engineering: Donovan Engineering Corporation has been making aluminum engine blocks since 1971 with the Donovan 417 which was based on the 1958 Chrysler 392 Hemi. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility has provided engine builders around the world with aluminum engine blocks based on the small block Chevy, big block Chevy, Model-D, and the 417 Hemi. For more information, please visit Donovan live on the Web at www.donovanengines.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

 

 

Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo Speedway; Advance tickets now available

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 21, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, set to battle head-to-head with some of the nation’s most talented open wheel competitors, one of which will be three-time NASCAR Cup champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions - Tony Stewart. This will be Stewart’s only Indiana start in a 410 cubic inch winged sprint car in 2017.

“I want to thank Ford Performance for coming on board and helping us bring the Arctic Cat All Stars back to Kokomo Speedway,“ Tony Stewart explained. “Our expectations are high this year. I know we had quite the heatwave during our visit last July, but I’m sure the weather will be much more favorable in May. I’m also thrilled for the opportunity to race during this event. Sprint Cars have always been a passion of mine, so any time I have an opportunity to race, I take full advantage of it. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Race fans will have the opportunity to witness Tony Stewart challenge nearly 20 full-time Arctic Cat All Star travelers during the upcoming Kokomo invasion, as well as an expected regional turnout of sprint car talent, led by five-time and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah. Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser is also expected to defend the All Star banner during the Kokomo Speedway appearance, as well as Caleb Armstrong, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, T.J. Michael, and Rookie of the Year contender Max Stambaugh. Rico Abreu, a two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion and the 2016 Dirt Classic Indiana winner at Kokomo Speedway, will also be on hand.

The one-night Kokomo Speedway return, made possible by Ford Performance, will take shape on Friday evening, May 19; the first of three events on the weekend schedule for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. A full program will be on the Kokomo agenda, complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast.

In addition, fans will have an opportunity to participate in a closed autograph session featuring Tony Stewart. The first 150 fans to purchase advance tickets online will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-race autograph session scheduled for 5:00pm at Tony Stewart’s merchandise trailer just outside of the main gates. Those who purchase an online ticket and qualify for the closed autograph session will be notified with additional information via email closer to the event.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway presented by Ford Performance on May 19 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved Seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit Passes: $35.

Additional news and updates pertaining to this event will be shared online in the near future, as well as on all of the available Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions social media networks.

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

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

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

David Gravel gets a Gator; wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals finale at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL (February 16, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet to lead all 30 circuits around the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile.

“This is definitely awesome,” David Gravel stated in victory lane. “I’ve never got to win in Florida and I’ve never got to win one of these gator trophies, so this is definitely cool. I have to thank all of the guys on the team; Barry, Zack, Derrick, Chad, Jen. They all did a great job preparing these race cars all winter. All of my sponsors; they make all of this possible. We are working for really good things this year, so this is a great start to that.”

Gravel, who started on the outside-front row, wasted no time getting to the front of the field, taking command during the initial drop of the green flag and stretching his early advantage to a near-three second lead. Even with two cautions, traffic coming into play by lap 10, and an abrasive coat of rubber starting to form on the surface of the speedway by lap 15, the pilot of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 5 continued to hold his advantage, navigating forward while keeping Donny Schatz at a distance.

“[Donny Schatz] is definitely the best, so anytime you have an opportunity to beat him is a great thing,” Gravel stated. “The rubber started to come into play, so I had a little bit of an advantage at the end of the race. I was trying not to miss my marks while racing through traffic. I wanted to take my time and make sure I didn’t slip my tires. Our tires just made it, so thank goodness for that.”

With his second place performance, Donny Schatz, pilot of the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Arctic Cat/No. 15, will end his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Florida campaign with three victories and two runner-up finishes.

“We are happy with that,” Donny Schatz said regarding his Arctic Cat All Star performances in Florida. “The track kinda caught us off guard here tonight. I really didn’t expect it to take rubber like that, but it did, so it kinda set us up for a difficult second-half of the race. That’s the way it goes some days. This Arctic Cat team does a phenomenal job. I think we would rather have five victories during the last week, but who wouldn’t.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy a seven week hiatus before returning to competition on Saturday evening, April 8, at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. “America’s Series” hosted competition at the southern Ohio highbanks on two separate occasions in 2016; once during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, and once again on October 22 during the Arctic Cat All Star championship weekend. NASCAR Cup star Kyle Larson earned the speedweek victory, with Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild taking high honors on championship weekend.

Those seeking additional information regarding Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Thursday, February 16, 2017:
Event: 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 33 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 13.644 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Christopher Bell (6th) - 13.420 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kerry Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Justin Henderson
JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #2: David Gravel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Joey Saldana
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: David Gravel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+3)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Aaron Reutzel
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Mark Dobmeier
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.15-Donny Schatz, 13.271; 2.5-David Gravel, 13.311; 3.49-Brad Sweet, 13.317; 4.21-Brian Brown, 13.357; 5.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.415; 6.14-Christopher Bell, 13.420; 7.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.475; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.479; 9.13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.497; 10.5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.513; 11.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.528; 12.2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 13.2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.558; 14.4-Paul McMahan, 13.599; 15.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.607; 16.17-Caleb Helms, 13.612; 17.24-Rico Abreu, 13.617; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.622; 19.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.703; 20.59H-Justin Henderson, 13.741; 21.59-Ryan Smith, 13.770; 22.13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.783; 23.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.790; 24.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.800; 25.18-Ian Madsen, 13.818; 26.19-Brent Marks, 13.846; 27.7W-Tasker Phillips, 13.907; 28.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.129; 29.13-Brandon Matus, 14.298; 30.51-John Garvin, 14.354; 31.33-Brent Matus, 14.651; 32.1Z-Dale Blaney, 99.260; 33.8M-TJ Michael, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 14-Christopher Bell[2] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[6] ; 6. 17s-Joey Saldana[5] ; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 4-Paul McMahan[2] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[7] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 21-Brian Brown[4] ; 4. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 5. 19-Brent Marks[8] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[7] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[6] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 59H-Justin Henderson[1] ; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 7. 59-Ryan Smith[5] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 59H-Justin Henderson[3] ; 5. 14-Christopher Bell[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 17s-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 17-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 5. 7W-Tasker Phillips[7] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 51-John Garvin[10] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[11] ; 10. 59-Ryan Smith[4] ; 11. O7-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 12. 1Z-Dale Blaney[12] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[13]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 7. 14-Christopher Bell[10] ; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman[17] ; 9. 4-Paul McMahan[12] ; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel[9] ; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[13] ; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[14] ; 13. 19-Brent Marks[20] ; 14. 21-Brian Brown[11] ; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[15] ; 16. 17s-Joey Saldana[19] ; 17. 59H-Justin Henderson[8] ; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[23] ; 19. 17-Caleb Helms[21] ; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[22] ; 21. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6] ; 22. 13D-Danny Dietrich[16] ; 23. 2-Shane Stewart[18] ; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[24] Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30

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

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

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

 

Donny Schatz holds back Kyle Larson for DIRTcar Nationals win against Arctic Cat All Stars

BARBERVILLE, FL (February 15, 2017) - For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson; the main event’s 15th starter who charged to second in 30 circuits aboard a second Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry.

“This is all because of this race team,” Donny Schatz explained in Volusia Speedway Park victory lane. “I’ve been racing with these guys for a long time; Ricky [Warner] and I have been together for nearly 10 years. This is not something that is built overnight. They work their tails off and do an incredible job. We never fail to learn from our mistakes and I learn from mine. We have Mark Miller from Arctic Cat with us here tonight, so we want to wish him the best. We’re glad to have him here to see a victory. He missed a few last weekend, but this is a great way to start the new week.”

Chad Kemenah jumped to the early advantage from the outside of the front row, utilizing the very topside of the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile to officially lead lap one over pole sitter Donny Schatz and fourth starting Brad Sweet. By lap five, Kemenah’s advantage stretched to nearly three seconds, catching the tail of the field for the first time on lap six. Schatz allowed traffic to work to his advantage, slowly erasing all of Kemenah’s lead by lap ten and taking command for the first time on lap 14.

The main event’s first of two red flag incidents appeared on lap 17 involving Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana and Eunice, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson, each racing in reach of a podium position at the time of the caution. Saldana and Johnson, who started sixth and tenth on the main event grid, commenced a three car battle for second with Chad Kemenah on lap 16, only to make contact the following circuit. Although unable to return to the speedway, Saldana and Johnson walked away unharmed.

Green flag action returned to the speedway for two circuits before the main event’s second and final red flag appeared on lap 20, this time for Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks. Like Saldana and Johnson, Marks walked away unharmed, but was unable to return to action.

A caution on lap 22 would halt the feature field for the final time, giving Donny Schatz an open track and clean air. In the meantime, Larson, aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/No. 14, was already in striking distance; taking advantage of all three cautions to inch himself forward to third in the running order. By lap 28, Larson moved by Chad Kemenah for second, resetting his focus toward the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15 of Donny Schatz.

“I couldn’t feel anybody coming. It’s not my job to pay attention to what is behind me,” Donny Schatz explained in victory lane. “Somebody had to be coming. That’s what racers do and Kyle [Larson] is a great racer. He’s an aggressive racer and that helped put him in the position that he was in. I know he’s driving a really good race car, so that obviously helps, too.”

With slower traffic blocking Schatz's momentum, one final lunge on lap 30 would put Kyle Larson on the back bumper of the North Dakota native, ultimately racing through the final corner nearly side-by-side. Schatz would hang on to win by .113 seconds, followed by Kyle Larson, Chad Kemenah, Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet.

“I was coming up on traffic and I couldn’t get off the top,” Schatz said. “I tried to slide the lapped car in the last corner, but he ended up finding some speed somewhere and kept himself going. That forced me to kinda go back to the top and park myself there.”

For Larson, it was his first-ever appearance at Volusia Speedway Park, as well as his first time in the cockpit of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/No. 14.

“Tonight was a lot of fun,” Kyle Larson explained. “I had a decent start and was able to get in line right away. I made up most of my time down the straightaways and was able to slide people through the corners, then get going back the other direction. That was the biggest key to me moving forward. I can’t thank Tony Stewart and everyone on this team enough. I called Tony today and told him I was going to put my seat in his car and race since Christopher Bell couldn’t make it. It all worked out great.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2017 tour of the Sunshine State on Thursday evening, February 16, with the second of two DIRTcar Nationals programs at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. “America’s Series” will once again battle for a $5,000 top prize during their Volusia County takeover; the fifth and final Florida appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017.

Eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is the defending Thursday night winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park, holding off Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney and eventual Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson for the four-digit payday on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park should visit the facility live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Event: 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 13.904 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah (7th) - 13.385 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Donny Schatz All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lucas Wolfe Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Greg Hodnett JE Pistons Dash #1: Donny Schatz JE Pistons Dash #2: Chad Kemenah Classic Ink USA B-Main: Rico Abreu Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Donny Schatz MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+16) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Brad Sweet Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Paul McMahan Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ian Madsen (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.21-Brian Brown, 13.221; 2.41-Jason Johnson, 13.295; 3.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.301; 4.5-David Gravel, 13.338; 5.49-Brad Sweet, 13.341; 6.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.370; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.385; 8.2-Shane Stewart, 13.440; 9.2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.442; 10.5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.472; 11.1Z-Dale Blaney, 13.524; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.529; 13.59H-Justin Henderson, 13.539; 14.14-Kyle Larson, 13.550; 15.15-Donny Schatz, 13.573; 16.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.593; 17.17-Caleb Helms, 13.613; 18.24-Rico Abreu, 13.614; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.629; 20.19-Brent Marks, 13.640; 21.59-Ryan Smith, 13.683; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.698; 23.13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.699; 24.18-Ian Madsen, 13.753; 25.4-Paul McMahan, 13.763; 26.13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.985; 27.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.092; 28.87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.101; 29.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.179; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 14.274; 31.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 14.327; 32.7W-Tasker Phillips, 14.362; 33.51-John Garvin, 14.402; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.996;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 17-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 19-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 4. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart[3] ; 4. 4-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[9] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 9. 59-Ryan Smith[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 2. 17s-Joey Saldana[3] ; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 4. 14-Kyle Larson[6] ; 5. 21-Brian Brown[4] ; 6. 59H-Justin Henderson[5] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[3]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 3. 17s-Joey Saldana[5] ; 4. 21-Brian Brown[4] ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[3]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 59H-Justin Henderson[1] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips[11] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10] ; 12. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 13. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 14. 59-Ryan Smith[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 14-Kyle Larson[15] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman[7] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[22] ; 7. 1Z-Dale Blaney[13] ; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[11] ; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 10. 4-Paul McMahan[17] ; 11. 5-David Gravel[14] ; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen[12] ; 13. 17-Caleb Helms[3] ; 14. 27-Greg Hodnett[9] ; 15. 18-Ian Madsen[24] ; 16. 24-Rico Abreu[21] ; 17. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[16] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25] ; 19. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 20. 19-Brent Marks[18] ; 21. 17s-Joey Saldana[6] ; 22. 41-Jason Johnson[10] ; 23. 21-Brian Brown[8] ; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel[20] ; 25. 59H-Justin Henderson[23]; Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah 1-13; Donny Schatz 14-30

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

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

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

 

 

Kerry Madsen stops the sweep at Bubba Raceway Park; wins Arctic Cat All Star Winter Nationals finale in Ocala, Florida

OCALA, FL (February 11, 2017) - In front of a near-standing room only turnout, “The Madman” Kerry Madsen ended all possibility for a “Schatz Sweep” during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park; driving around the Fargo, North Dakota, native with just six laps remaining to solidify his place on top of the feature podium. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first podium finish of the Winter Nationals triple-header at Bubba Raceway Park, was the seventh of Madsen’s career, earning $5,000 in the process.

“This thing has been a rocket ship right from the drop of the gate,” Kerry Madsen explained, pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M. “My guys, Guy and Nate, did a great job all winter prepping these race cars and getting everything set for Florida. It feels awesome to be this fast right from the start. We were so close on Thursday, so this definitely makes up for that. I can’t thank Todd and Luke enough for this opportunity. Hopefully they were tuned-in back in Minnesota and got to see this.”

Madsen never raced outside of the top-three the entire 30-lap distance, starting third initially and racing in that same position until just beyond the halfway signal. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, native worked around the CJB Motorsports entry of David Gravel for second on lap 16, resetting his sights on back-to-back Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner Donny Schatz.

By lap 20, traffic started to intensify, allowing Madsen to cut away at Schatz’s one second advantage at the front of the field. The pair raced nearly nose-to-tail until Madsen made the winning move at the entrance of turn one on lap 24, taking command for the first time during the main event. Madsen would race ahead untouched the remaining distance, holding off a late charge by Donny Schatz and Tim Shaffer at the final checkers, each celebrating a third consecutive podium finish.

“We ended up cutting a tire somewhere around four or five laps to go in that race” Donny Schatz explained, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/No. 15. “My late model experience actually helped me get through those last five laps. I was able to keep the car straight and hang on to that position. It is a tough deal, but we’ll move on and try again at Volusia.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy three days in the Florida sun before returning to competition on Wednesday evening, February 15, at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. “America’s Series” will take center stage at the Florida speed plant for two consecutive nights of competition; two of five total sprint car appearances during the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals schedule. The back-to-back Volusia Speedway Park appearances will each award $5,000 top prizes.

Those seeking additional news and information regarding the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park should visit the official online home of the DIRTcar Nationals: www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Saturday, February 11, 2017: Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 13.473 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kerry Madsen - 12.179 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Donny Schatz All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Aaron Reutzel JE Pistons Dash #1: Donny Schatz JE Pistons Dash #2: David Gravel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Steve Buckwalter Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ian Madsen (+7) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.179; 2.5-David Gravel, 12.554; 3.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.652; 4.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.656; 5.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.667; 6.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.685; 7.4-Danny Smith, 12.715; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.784; 9.14T-Tyler Clem, 12.828; 10.2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.869; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 12.876; 12.24-Rico Abreu, 12.888; 13.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.981; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 12.984; 15.M1-Mark Smith, 12.996; 16.59-Ryan Smith, 13.069; 17.45-Trevor Baker, 13.074; 18.4p-Paul McMahan, 13.113; 19.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.202; 20.21-Carson Short, 13.216; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.318; 22.13F-Todd Fayard, 13.335; 23.15-Donny Schatz, 13.388; 24.9-Ryan Linder, 13.436; 25.13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.464; 26.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.482; 27.40-Mark Imler, 13.496; 28.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.501; 29.18-Ian Madsen, 13.557; 30.33-Brent Matus, 13.567; 31.17-Caleb Helms, 13.635; 32.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.725; 33.13-Brandon Matus, 13.744; 34.51-John Garvin, 14.067; 35.76-David Jones, 14.567; 36.7W-Tasker Phillips, 14.691;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 4p-Paul McMahan[3] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 6. 17-Caleb Helms[7] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 21-Carson Short[5] ; 6. 9-Ryan Linder[6] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. M1-Mark Smith[2] ; 3. 14T-Tyler Clem[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 8. 13F-Todd Fayard[6] ; 9. 40-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[7] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. M1-Mark Smith[2] ; 4. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5]

Dash 2 - (1 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[4]

B-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 4. 17-Caleb Helms[11] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[14] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[13] ; 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips[16] ; 11. 76-David Jones[15] ; 12. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 13. 45-Trevor Baker[3] ; 14. 13F-Todd Fayard[5] ; 15. 9-Ryan Linder[6] ; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard[12]

A-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[10] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. M1-Mark Smith[5] ; 9. 18-Ian Madsen[16] ; 10. 59-Ryan Smith[7] ; 11. 4p-Paul McMahan[14] ; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 13. 21-Carson Short[19] ; 14. 14T-Tyler Clem[13] ; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 16. 13D-Danny Dietrich[20] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 18. 2-Parker Price-Miller[17] ; 19. 17-Caleb Helms[24] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 21. 7J-Joe Swanson[23] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[22] ; 23. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[21] ; 24. 24-Rico Abreu[18]

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

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

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

 

 

Donny Schatz doubles up in Ocala against Arctic Cat All Stars; scores night two of Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, FL (February 10, 2017) - For the second time in as many days, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Ocala, Florida; scoring night two of the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 25, overtaking the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with an aggressive slide job nearing the exit of turn four. The Fargo, North Dakota, native scored $5,000 for his efforts, now increasing his career total to 15 against “America’s Series.”

“This is really cool,” Schatz said. “Every team in this pit area worked hard all winter long, but I have a group of guys that I thoroughly love racing with. They are like brothers that I never had, and to be able to get to victory lane is something we all want to do. It feels extra special to do that with Arctic Cat on board with our program.”

After a pair of cautions during the first two circuits, one of which during the initial start which resulted in a complete restart, the Winter Nationals main event officially commenced with Tim Shaffer taking control at the front of the field from the outside-pole position. Despite Shaffer’s attempt to drive away from fourth starting Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion kept pace, never allowing Shaffer to escape on the open track, and eventually in traffic.

By lap 20, Schatz was on the back bumper of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/No.49X, continuing his pursuit through traffic while repeatedly attempting to drive under Shaffer at the exit of turn four. A negated slide job attempt on lap 24 was followed by a successful slide job attempt on lap 25, allowing Schatz to officially take command for the first time.

Schatz drove on to score the four-digit payday, navigating through traffic along the bottom groove of the speedway for the remaining five circuits. Tim Shaffer followed in second, a second consecutive runner-up performance for the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native, followed by David Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana.

“Great race,” Schatz explained. “The track kinda threw me for a loop there at the start of that race. I kept trying to make the topside work in one and two. I’m not sure if it was wet, or my fuel load kept me too loose, but I couldn’t make it work. Eventually the track changed to work in our advantage. That race was fun, though; the whole race was fun.”

“We are getting close. Definitely feels good to be this competitive,” Tim Shaffer said. “Those Tony Stewart Racing guys are fast right now, no denying that. I guess anytime you can finish second behind Schatz is pretty good.”

The Sixth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude with a third and final program on Saturday evening, February 11. It will be the final Bubba Raceway Park appearance for the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017. The Winter Nationals finale will go 30 laps in distance, once again awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as a full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

Those seeking additional news and information regarding Bubba Raceway Park, such as gate times and ticket prices, should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Friday, February 10, 2017: Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Donny Schatz 13.450 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kerry Madsen 12.105 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Joey Saldana All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Caleb Helms JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana JE Pistons Dash #2: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cole Duncan Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cole Duncan (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Joey Saldana Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ian Madsen Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.105; 2.15-Donny Schatz, 12.170; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 12.186; 4.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.330; 5.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.346; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.410; 7.14T-Tyler Clem, 12.425; 8.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.454; 9.17-Caleb Helms, 12.536; 10.5-David Gravel, 12.625; 11.4p-Paul McMahan, 12.717; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.725; 13.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.767; 14.22-Cole Duncan, 12.784; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.787; 16.M1-Mark Smith, 12.788; 17.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.866; 18.21-Carson Short, 12.897; 19.18-Ian Madsen, 12.984; 20.59-Ryan Smith, 12.985; 21.13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.995; 22.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.005; 23.13-Brandon Matus, 13.009; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.033; 25.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.112; 26.13F-Todd Fayard, 13.127; 27.45-Trevor Baker, 13.252; 28.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.273; 29.9-Ryan Linder, 13.313; 30.14-Tony Stewart, 13.387; 31.7W-Tasker Phillips, 13.474; 32.51-John Garvin, 13.555; 33.40-Mark Imler, 13.731; 34.76-David Jones, 13.755; 35.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.769; 36.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.870; 37.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.975; 38.33-Brent Matus, 13.980;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 17s-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 7J-Joe Swanson[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 5. 14-Tony Stewart[6] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10] ; 7. 9-Ryan Linder[5] ; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 9. 40-Mark Imler[7] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 4p-Paul McMahan[2] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 6. M1-Mark Smith[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem[1] ; 5. 21-Carson Short[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 4. 59-Ryan Smith[6] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[7] ; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 9. 13F-Todd Fayard[8]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps) 1. 17s-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 4p-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[3]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard[1] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 7. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh[16] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[9] ; 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips[11] ; 11. 40-Mark Imler[13] ; 12. 9-Ryan Linder[10] ; 13. O7-Jacob Wilson[15] ; 14. 76-David Jones[14] ; 15. 13F-Todd Fayard[8] ; 16. 33-Brent Matus[18] ; 17. M1-Mark Smith[3] ; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel[17]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[6] ; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 5. 17s-Joey Saldana[1] ; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[8] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 4p-Paul McMahan[5] ; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett[11] ; 10. 18-Ian Madsen[15] ; 11. 22-Cole Duncan[21] ; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser[12] ; 13. 21-Carson Short[16] ; 14. 13D-Danny Dietrich[19] ; 15. 17-Caleb Helms[9] ; 16. 14T-Tyler Clem[13] ; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[20] ; 18. 13-Brandon Matus[24] ; 19. 5M-Max Stambaugh[25] ; 20. 7J-Joe Swanson[10] ; 21. 14-Tony Stewart[18] ; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[17] ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard[22] ; 24. 8M-TJ Michael[14] ; 25. 4-Danny Smith[23] ; 26. 59-Ryan Smith[26]

Donny Schatz wins wild Arctic Cat All Star season opener at Bubba Raceway Park,
Winter Nationals action continues Friday, February 10

OCALA, FL. (February 9, 2017) - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz survived a wild ending on Thursday evening at Bubba Raceway Park; advancing two positions during the last two circuits, each while battling nearly nose-to-tail in heavy lapped traffic, to clinch the season’s first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, advanced six positions during 30 non-stop laps to capture his 14th career Arctic Cat All Star victory. Tim Shaffer held on to finish just behind the pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, followed by Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen and Caleb Armstrong.

“Oh man, that was crazy,” said Donny Schatz. “I started to notice Kerry’s [Madsen] tire was really beginning to get low; almost down to the chords. I knew that I didn’t want to be above him at that point because when the right rear tire goes flat, the car tends to drift up the race track. When it blew, we just went to work on Shaffer. I didn’t have a lot of time, but he was racing a little too protective and I was able to set him up and get around him. I never give up and I never count us out, no matter where we are at on the race track.”

Donny Schatz commenced his campaign to the front of the field right from the drop of the initial green, eventually working forward from the inside of row four to a podium position by lap 15. By the time Schatz solidified himself third in the running order, Kerry Madsen was already in control, tailed closely by the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer. All three drivers navigated traffic nose-to-nail for nearly ten circuits, each utilizing the bottom groove of the racing surface. Shaffer was strong enough to periodically make a bid for the top spot, but each time it was negated.

Unfortunately for Kerry Madsen, who took command officially on lap 13 aboard his GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M, disaster would strike in the form of a flat right rear tire with just two circuits remaining, caused by the rubbered-up racing surface that started to build along the bottom edge of Bubba Raceway Park. Without bringing out a caution, Madsen exited the speedway, surrendering his top spot to Tim Shaffer. Despite Shaffer’s attempt to race conservatively and protect the rubbered-up racing groove, Schatz continued to apply pressure, ultimately working around the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native on the final circuit to clinch the $5,000 payday.

“It feels really good to get it done here tonight, especially with Arctic Cat playing such a big role in our program now,” Schatz explained. “They are big supporters of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, and obviously big supporters of Tony Stewart Racing, so to win right out of the gate with this new deal is very special. Hopefully we can do this a few more times this weekend.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Winter Nationals triple-header at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday evening, February 10. Identical to Thursday, “America’s Series” will showcase a complete program on Friday night, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

It was Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser who earned the Friday night victory at Bubba Raceway Park in 2016. The win was Kinser’s first of two during the season, eventually revisiting the top spot on the podium at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, during the I-79 Summer Shootout.

Those seeking additional news and information regarding Bubba Raceway Park, such as gate times and ticket prices, should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Thursday, February 9, 2017:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tyler Clem - 12.502 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 12.368 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Greg Hodnett
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kerry Madsen
Kear’s Speed Shop Heat #4: Joey Saldana
JE Pistons Dash #1: Kraig Kinser
JE Pistons Dash #2: Greg Hodnett
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Steve Buckwalter
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.368; 2.15-Donny Schatz, 12.381; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.385; 4.24-Rico Abreu, 12.526; 5.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.539; 6.2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.556; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.640; 8.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.703; 9.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.711; 10.5-David Gravel, 12.779; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 12.832; 12.14-Tony Stewart, 12.860; 13.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.974; 14.18-Ian Madsen, 12.983; 15.5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.988; 16.M1-Mark Smith, 13.008; 17.14T-Tyler Clem, 13.162; 18.4p-Paul McMahan, 13.177; 19.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.192; 20.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.197; 21.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.242; 22.17-Caleb Helms, 13.291; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.410; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.478; 25.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.497; 26.21-Carson Short, 13.524; 27.59-Ryan Smith, 13.540; 28.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.543; 29.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.637; 30.40-Mark Imler, 13.637; 31.13F-Todd Fayard, 13.670; 32.33-Brent Matus, 13.833; 33.51-John Garvin, 14.099; 34.13-Brandon Matus, 14.134; 35.9-Ryan Linder, 14.160; 36.7W-Tasker Phillips, 14.207; 37.76-David Jones, 14.288; 38.45-Trevor Baker, 15.537;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 7. 13F-Todd Fayard[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 3. M1-Mark Smith[6] ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[7] ; 6. 14-Tony Stewart[1] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 8. 59-Ryan Smith[8] ; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9] ; 10. 76-David Jones[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 4p-Paul McMahan[1] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 17s-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[4] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[6] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 5. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 6. 14T-Tyler Clem[3] ; 7. 40-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 9. 9-Ryan Linder[9]

Dash 1 - (1 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[2] ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 5. 5-David Gravel[5]

Dash 2 - (1 Laps)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 13D-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 4. 17s-Joey Saldana[5] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4]

B-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[2] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem[4] ; 5. 59-Ryan Smith[7] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[14] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[9] ; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips[16] ; 12. 51-John Garvin[13] ; 13. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 14. 76-David Jones[17] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[18] ; 16. 9-Ryan Linder[15] ; 17. 13F-Todd Fayard[11] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

A-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 15-Donny Schatz[7] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[11] ; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 8. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 9. 5-David Gravel[9] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[21] ; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[15] ; 12. 21-Carson Short[14] ; 13. M1-Mark Smith[12] ; 14. 4-Danny Smith[17] ; 15. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[16] ; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 17. 14-Tony Stewart[20] ; 18. 17-Caleb Helms[19] ; 19. 17s-Joey Saldana[8] ; 20. 5M-Max Stambaugh[23] ; 21. 4p-Paul McMahan[13] ; 22. O7-Jacob Wilson[18] ; 23. 51-John Garvin[24] ; 24. 33-Brent Matus[25] ; 25. 14T-Tyler Clem[22] ; 26. 59-Ryan Smith[26]

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

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

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

 

 

Update: Arctic Cat All Stars now welcome 18 travelers to the road full-time in 2017,
Action begins with competition at Bubba Raceway Park on February 9

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 3, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will launch the 2017 season in near-record fashion; welcoming 18 full-time travelers from five different states, each working to endure 51 events across much of the Midwest and Northeast. Of the 18 confirmed travelers, 11 will tackle the nine month campaign for the first time in their careers, attempting to etch their names permanently in the All Star history books and claim “Rookie of the Year” honors with one of America's oldest and most prestigious traveling sprint car series.

Despite the heavy, rookie presence invading the tour, it is the talented, veteran roster of travelers that aim to conquer headlines once again in 2017, led by five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, who claimed the 2016 championship by a mere-20 markers over fellow Ohio native Dale Blaney, earned one feature victory last season, using relentless consistency to claim 33 top-ten feature finishes in 43 contested starts. The Findlay native will return to the driver seat of the familiar Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H in 2017, aiming to score a second-ever title for car owner Rob Hunter.

Other experienced travelers returning to the road full-time in 2017 include Pennsylvania native and 2015 Jim Ford Classic winner Ryan Smith; former USAC Kenyon Midget champion Caleb Armstrong; Findlay, Ohio, native Caleb Helms; 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion and son of 20-time World of Outlaws champion, Kraig Kinser; the 2016 All Star “Rookie of the Year” runner-up, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael; and Etters, Pennsylvania, native Bradley Howard.

In perhaps what will turn into the largest rookie battle in Arctic Cat All Star history, the contingent of newly formed All Stars is diverse; representing a multitude of tracks, series and divisions from across the country. Although some competitors have limited or part-time experience with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, some will compete for the first-time ever in 2017.

Joining Ryan Smith and Bradley Howard, seven of the 11 “Rookie of the Year” candidates hail from various parts of the Keystone State, each attempting to extend a rich, Pennsylvania presence on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Former Lernerville Speedway champion and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing ace Brandon Spithaler; the father-son duo of Brent and Brandon Matus; former Lernerville Speedway super late model runner-up turned open-wheel competitor John Garvin; 358ci sprint car graduate Tyler Esh; and the third generation family duo of Hunter and Jordan Mackison, will each represent Pennsylvania in 2017.

In addition, Ryan Linder, a Mexico, Indiana, native who will compete out of a Pennsylvania-based race shop; Dane Lorenc, a New York native and former Patriot Sprint Tour feature winner; “Mad Max” Stambaugh, an Elida, Ohio, native who claimed back-to-back NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up finishes; and Clyde, Ohio's Roger Campbell, the most recent to add his name to the rookie list, will also follow the Arctic Cat All Star trail in 2017, raising the total number of states represented to four within the “Rookie of the Year” chase.

The 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will ignite officially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 9-11, with three, full nights of Winter Nationals competition at the Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida. All three events will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. The upcoming visits will bring “America’s Series” within close proximity of 30 total appearances at the Ocala-based oval since traveling commenced in 1970; recording 25 starts since February of 1991.

With Mother Nature claiming control during most of the Ocala visit in 2016, Kraig Kinser left Florida as the only victor during competition at Bubba Raceway Park. The Bloomington, Indiana, native held off Dale Blaney and Greg Hodnett for the highest spot on the podium. It was Kinser’s first of two All Star victories in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 6th Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. Updated news and content regarding the event will also be shared on all of the available social media networks.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

Arctic Cat continues partnership with All Star Circuit of Champions with two-year extension

INDIANAPOLIS (December 14, 2016) - Formally announced during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions celebration in Indianapolis on December 9, Arctic Cat, the official recreational vehicle supplier of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will extend its partnership with the traveling 410ci sprint car circuit as the title sponsor through the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Arctic Cat’s inaugural season as the title sponsor in 2016 proved to be a success, fueling the decision to extend its relationship with one of America’s oldest traveling sprint car series.

“We are more than pleased to extend our relationship with the All Star Circuit of Champions for the next two seasons. 2016 proved to be beneficial for Arctic Cat, and I am confident that our continued involvement will only elevate Arctic Cat’s exposure and impact in the world of sprint car racing” Greg Williamson explained, Chief Marketing Officer of Arctic Cat. “All Star fans are hunters, fishermen, farmers, ranchers, outdoorsmen; these are the people most attracted to our products. Having the opportunity to interact with that demographic regularly is a privilege. We are very excited for the season’s to come.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will promote Arctic Cat during 50+ events in 2017, traveling to eight states throughout all areas of the Midwest, Northeast and East Coast. In routine fashion, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will activate the new year with a trip to Florida, headlining five events between February 9 and February 16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona.

Arctic Cat will not only act as the title sponsor for the All Stars in 2017, but it will also play a major role during a select number of events throughout the season. Similar to 2016, local Arctic Cat dealers, positioned throughout the Northeast and Midwest, will set-up displays at select tracks allowing fans to interact with new products, ask questions to company representatives, as well as engage in ride-alongs and participate in special sales offers that may be conducted throughout the year. Arctic Cat will also award products at the year end championship banquet.

“We are honored to have Arctic Cat with us again in 2017 and 2018. We molded a great foundation in 2016, and now we have the opportunity to build on that foundation during the next two years,” Tony Stewart said, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “This series is special. We are a family. To have Arctic Cat continue to be a part of this family is something we can all be proud of.”

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

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

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

 

 

 

2017 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule released Major events return; Ohio Sprint Speedweek features eight events in nine days

INDIANAPOLIS (12/2/2016) - The All Star Circuit of Champions will take on a full slate of competition in 2017, complete with 51 events at 32 facilities in eight states, all of which taking shape between early February and mid-October. All Star competitors will visit facilities throughout much of the upper Midwest and Northeast during their upcoming travels, circling areas of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. As customary, the 2017 season will ignite with an eight-day campaign in the Sunshine State, complete with five events between February 9 and February 16 at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say we are more than excited to get the 2017 season underway,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “It takes a lot of hard work and coordination to put a full season together. With the help from all of the tracks and their officials, I think we have the foundation for an exciting year.”

Returning to the All Star schedule in 2017 is an extended list of premier open wheel events, most of which awarding high dollar paydays. Premier events returning in 2017 include Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway; Atomic Speedway’s Open Wheel Championship; the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park; the Second Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway; Tuscarora 50 weekend in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; and a pair of Eldora Speedway showcases: 4-Crown Nationals and Sprintacular.

A total of four events will exceed the standard All Star winner’s share of $5,000 in 2017. The Pete Jacobs Memorial, Dirt Classic Ohio and the Open Wheel Championship finale will each award a $10,000 top prize, while Port Royal Speedway’s historic Tuscarora 50, celebrating its 50th anniversary next September, will award an unprecedented $50,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition; the largest All Star winner’s share of 2017.

The 2017 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will feature eight nights of competition, competing at eight different race tracks throughout all four corners of the Buckeye State. Slated to take shape between Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 24, the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule will visit Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and Atomic Speedway. If needed, the off day scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, will be utilized as a rain date. Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket went uninterrupted in 2016, awarding seven different main event winners in eight contested events.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York; and Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, will each host All Star competition for the first time ever in 2017. The inaugural Angell Park Speedway appearance will act as the second of two Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Sprint Car Series challenge events against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, will activate the weekend on Saturday, May 20, followed by Angell Park on Sunday, May 21.

Outlaw Speedway will join Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway for a New York triple-header on Friday through Sunday, July 28-July 30, while Merritt Speedway will act as the second of two Michigan appearances during the June 30-July 1 weekend; the only two Michigan appearances for the All Stars in 2017.

Pennsylvania will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on 16 separate occasions in 2017 spread amongst six different weekend swings. “America’s Series” will tread through areas of Western Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania during their treks to the Keystone State, attempting to continue a stretch of success in Pennsylvania that includes six main event victories for the All Stars in 2016. Major events headlined in Pennsylvania include the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway, the I-79 Summer Shootout at Eriez Speedway/Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway/Tri-City Raceway Park, and the historic Tuscarora 50.

“We have a lot of great events lined up, as well as plans to visit new areas,” Tony said. “I think the fans are in for something very special in 2017. I’m excited to get to Florida.”

Stay tuned online, as well as on social media, for any schedule adjustments or changes. Those interested in purchasing tickets for any of the scheduled events should contact the hosting facility.

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

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

 

Date

 

Track

 

City, State

 

Event

 

To-Win

 

 

2/9/2017

 

Bubba Raceway Park

 

Ocala, FL

 

Bubba Army Winter Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/10/2017

 

Bubba Raceway Park

 

Ocala, FL

 

Bubba Army Winter Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/11/2017

 

Bubba Raceway Park

 

Ocala, FL

 

Bubba Army Winter Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/15/2017

 

Volusia Speedway

 

Deleon Springs, FL

 

DIRTcar Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/16/2017

 

Volusia Speedway

 

Deleon Springs, FL

 

DIRTcar Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/8/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/15/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park (4/21 rain date)

 

Attica, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/22/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway

 

Orrville, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/28/2017

 

Williams Grove Speedway

 

Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/29/2017

 

Port Royal Speedway

 

Port Royal, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/30/2017

 

Bedford Speedway

 

Bedford, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/5/2017

 

Lernerville Speedway

 

Sarver, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/6/2017

 

Mercer Raceway Park

 

Mercer, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/19/2017

 

Kokomo Speedway

 

Kokomo, IN

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/20/2017

 

Wilmot Raceway

 

Wilmot, WI

 

IRA All Star Challenge Part I

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/21/2017

 

Angell Park Speedway

 

Sun Prairie, WI

 

IRA All Star Challenge Part  II

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/26/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park

 

Attica, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/27/2017

 

TBA

 

OH

 

 

 

 

5/28/2017

 

TBA

 

OH

 

 

 

 

6/9/2017

 

Lincoln (IL) Speedway

 

Lincoln, IL

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/10/2017

 

Macon Speedway

 

Macon, IL

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/16/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park

 

Attica, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/17/2017

 

Eldora Speedway

 

Rossburg, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/18/2017

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

 

Waynesfield, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/19/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway

 

Orrville, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/20/2017

 

Sharon Speedway

 

Hartford, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/21/2017

 

RAIN DATE

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/22/2017

 

Muskingum County Speedway

 

Dresden, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

6/23/2017

 

Limaland Motorsports Park

 

Lima, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

6/24/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

6/30/2017

 

Hartford Speedway

 

Hartford, MI

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/1/2017

 

Merritt Speedway

 

Lake City, MI

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/8/2017

 

Sharon Speedway (7/9 rain date)

 

Hartford, OH

 

Lou Blaney Memorial

 

$  5,000

 

7/21/2017

 

Eriez Speedway

 

Erie, PA

 

I-79 Summer Shootout

 

$  5,000

 

7/22/2017

 

Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway

 

Imperial, PA

 

I-79 Summer Shootout

 

$  5,000

 

7/23/2017

 

Tri-City Raceway Park

 

Franklin, PA

 

I-79 Summer Shootout

 

$  5,000

 

7/28/2017

 

Outlaw Speedway

 

Dundee, NY

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/29/2017

 

Orange County Fair Speedway

 

Middletown, NY

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/30/2017

 

Lebanon Valley Speedway (7/31 rain date)

 

West Lebanon, NY

 

 

TBA

 

8/17/2017

 

Grandview Speedway

 

Bechtelsville, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

8/18/2017

 

Williams Grove Speedway

 

Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Jack Gunn Memorial

 

$  5,000

 

8/19/2017

 

Lincoln (PA) Speedway

 

Abbottsville, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

8/20/2017

 

Susquehanna Speedway

 

York Haven, PA

 

Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops

 

$  5,000

 

8/25/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

Open Wheel Championship

 

$  5,000

 

8/26/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

Open Wheel Championship

 

$ 10,000

 

9/2/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park

 

Attica, OH

 

Dirt Classic Ohio

 

$ 10,000

 

9/3/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway (9/4 rain date $5k to win)

 

Orrville, OH

 

Pete Jacobs Memorial

 

$ 10,000

 

9/8/2017

 

Port Royal Speedway

 

Port Royal, PA

 

Night Before the 50

 

$  5,000

 

9/9/2017

 

Port Royal Speedway (9/10 rain date)

 

Port Royal, PA

 

Tuscarora 50

 

$ 50,000

 

9/16/2017

 

Selinsgrove Speedway

 

Selinsgrove, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

9/17/2017

 

Bedford Speedway

 

Bedford, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

9/23/2017

 

Eldora Speedway (9/24 rain date)

 

Rossburg, OH

 

4-Crown Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

10/7/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway

 

Orrville, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

10/14/2017

 

Eldora Speedway

 

Rossburg, OH

 

UNOH Sprintacular

 

$  5,000

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild wins Arctic Cat All Star finale, Chad Kemenah claims fifth career Arctic Cat All Star championship

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (October 22, 2016) - For the fifth time in his career and for the first time since 2005, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, earning his fate by finishing eighth during the championship finale at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, October 22. It is a first-ever title for team owner Rob Hunter.

Kemenah, pilot of the Rob Hunter-owned/Seneca Energy Corp/DKW Transport/JRC Transportation/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/ No. 10H entry, started 13th on the main event grid and gently worked his way into a top-ten finishing position; just one position ahead of championship contender and defending titlist Dale Blaney at the final checkers. Blaney, who fell short of a seventh championship by a mere 20 markers, finished second in the final standings, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry and Kraig Kinser.

“I hope my car owner’s smile is as big as mine right now,” Chad Kemenah said. “I can’t thank Rob Hunter and his wife enough for giving my brother (Brian Kemenah) and I an opportunity with this race team. We didn’t have the season we wanted last year as far as consistency goes, but we were pretty consistent this year. We really take pride in our level of consistency. Sometimes we second guess ourselves, but we just really needed to focus on us and our results and not worry about where others finish. That’s what it takes to win a championship.”

Chad Kemenah ended his 2016 Arctic Cat All Star championship campaign with one victory on the season, occurring at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion also earned 33 top-ten finishes in 43 main event starts, 24 of which were inside the top-five.

“We definitely wanted to win more, of course. But to have the amount of top-five finishes that we have, no matter where we raced or who we raced against, says a lot about this race team. Sometimes point racing isn’t fun. Things were getting a little stressful here the last month or so. I’m not sure my car owner would admit that, but it is true. I don’t want this to be the first one for Rob Hunter, so hopefully we can repeat.”

Chad Kemenah won the war, but Sheldon Haudenschild won the battle on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway; scoring $10,000 during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale over a competitive field of 49 entries. Haudenschild started second on the main event grid and raced in a podium position during the entire 35-lap main event. The Wooster, Ohio, native took command for the first time on lap 32; surviving accidental contact with race leader Cole Duncan to inherit the top spot over Hunter Schuerenberg and sixth row starter Danny Lasoski. Duncan, the main event pole sitter who led every lap of the feature program until that point, would not return.

Haudenschild, the winningest driver with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, drove ahead to score his ninth victory of season and 15th of his career, keeping, Schuerenberg, Danny Lasoski, Pennsylvania invader Brent Marks, and Spencer Bayston at bay.

“I felt bad about that contact with Cole Duncan. I definitely didn’t intend for that to happen. We were both racing really hard for position and ran out of race track,” Sheldon Haudenschild said. “This has been a really fun season. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and effort this year. Every time I get in my car, I know what I am going to get and I know what to expect. This win is pretty special. We’ll take this and move ahead.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will celebrate the 2016 season with the annual awards banquet, scheduled for Friday evening, December 9, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. In conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show, the awards banquet will be conducted in rooms 231-233 of the Indiana Convention Center. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7, with the awards ceremony to follow. Additional news and information will be sent via email in the near future.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, October 22, 2016:
Event: Arctic Cat All Star Championship Finale
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 11.573 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver - 11.489 (2nd Quick)
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Ryan Myers
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Lasoski
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs
Arctic Cat Heat #4: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA Heat #5: Travis Philo
JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brent Marks (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Spencer Bayston
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.12N-Cole Duncan, 11.282; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.489; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.529; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.532; 5.21-Cap Henry, 11.562; 6.2s-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.568; 7.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.635; 8.40-Caleb Helms, 11.652; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.660; 10.56R-Ryan Myers, 11.696; 11.1-Dale Blaney, 11.703; 12.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 11.709; 13.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 11.717; 14.5T-Travis Philo, 11.740; 15.4-Danny Smith, 11.804; 16.49-Tim Shaffer, 11.821; 17.2-Danny Lasoski, 11.833; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 11.908; 19.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.916; 20.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.941; 21.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 11.993; 22.17B-Bill Balog, 12.007; 23.78-Todd Kane, 12.024; 24.97-Broc Martin, 12.047; 25.19m-Brent Marks, 12.057; 26.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.067; 27.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.083; 28.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.096; 29.39-Spencer Bayston, 12.150; 30.A97-Cale Conley, 12.167; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.185; 32.A67-Nathan Skaggs, 12.204; 33.83-Adam Cruea, 12.382; 34.40i-Mark Imler, 12.412; 35.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 12.550; 36.22D-Josh Davis, 12.554; 37.45-Mark Coleman, 12.574; 38.3FX-Dean Kester, 12.802; 39.O8-Brandon Conkel, 12.814; 40.A76-RJ Perkins, 12.836; 41.9J-Jessie McCreary, 12.873; 42.7A-Dave Dickson, 12.956; 43.O6-Brandy Bower, 13.166; 44.14-Shawn MIller, 14.070; 45.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.190; 46.80-Lance Webb, 99.290; 47.27-Cody Gallogly, 99.450; 48.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99.480; 49.35R-Ronnie Blair, 99.500;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 17B-Bill Balog[6] ; 5. 97-Broc Martin[7] ; 6. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 7. O8-Brandon Conkel[9] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 9. 14-Shawn MIller[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 2-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston[5] ; 5. A67-Nathan Skaggs[1] ; 6. 83-Adam Cruea[6] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 8. A76-RJ Perkins[8] ; 9. 7A-Dave Dickson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[8] ; 7. 80-Lance Webb[10] ; 8. O6-Brandy Bower[9] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[7] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 78-Todd Kane[1] ; 6. A97-Cale Conley[6] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[7] ; 8. 45-Mark Coleman[8] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[9]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 2s-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 8. 9J-Jessie McCreary[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 12N-Cole Duncan[4] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 2s-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[7] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. O8-Brandon Conkel[3] ; 2. O6-Brandy Bower[7] ; 3. 3FX-Dean Kester[2] ; 4. 80-Lance Webb[10] ; 5. A76-RJ Perkins[4] ; 6. 14-Shawn MIller[8] ; 7. 9J-Jessie McCreary[5] ; 8. 45-Mark Coleman[1] ; 9. 7A-Dave Dickson[6] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea[12] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 5. A97-Cale Conley[9] ; 6. 40i-Mark Imler[13] ; 7. O8-Brandon Conkel[17] ; 8. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[14] ; 9. 22D-Josh Davis[15] ; 10. O6-Brandy Bower[18] ; 11. 78-Todd Kane[5] ; 12. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 14. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 15. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 17. A67-Nathan Skaggs[11] ; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak[16]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 2s-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 3. 2-Danny Lasoski[12] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[20] ; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston[18] ; 6. 17B-Bill Balog[17] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[13] ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[14] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[22] ; 11. 97-Broc Martin[21] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 13. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[6] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan[1] ; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[23] ; 18. 83-Adam Cruea[25] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 20. 49-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 21. 21-Cap Henry[15] ; 22. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 24. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 25. 56R-Ryan Myers[5]

FINAL Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 22, 2016):
1 Chad Kemenah-5238
2 Dale Blaney-5218
3 Sheldon Haudenschild-5178
4 Cap Henry-4896
5 Kraig Kinser-4854
6 Danny Holtgraver-4690
7 T.J. Michael-4602
8 Caleb Helms-4400
9 Andrew Palker-4182
10 Lee Jacobs-4150

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions finale at Atomic Speedway set for Saturday, October 22; Single day shootout, $10,000-to-win

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (October 21, 2016) - With Mother Nature’s failure to cooperate, washing away competition for Friday evening, October 21, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to reschedule the original two-day Arctic Cat All Star championship finale and now host a single day shootout, all set for tomorrow - Saturday, October 22.

Drivers will battle for a top prize equaling $10,000 on Saturday evening, highlighting a complete show that will include qualifying time trials, heat race competition, consolations, and mains. Due to time constraints, the originally scheduled “Race of Champions” will be eliminated from the Saturday evening program.

Pending conditions of the speedway grounds, Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, with hot laps to follow at 5. Additional information regarding ticket prices and reserved seating can be found online. Please stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com as well as at www.atomicspeedway.net.

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

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

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

 

2016 Arctic Cat All Star championship to be determined at Atomic Speedway Two-day program complete with $20,000 main event and $2,000 “Race of Champions”

INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2016) - Entering the final weekend of competition as one of the closest point battles in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history, “America’s Series” will determine a 2016 champion on Saturday evening, October 22, at Atomic Speedway, concluding a near-50 race campaign through much of the Northeast and Midwest that welcomed nearly 300 different sprint car competitors to the dirt in 2016. Thirteen drivers from four different states committed themselves to the entire championship campaign this season; one of the most competitive and diverse rosters in All Star history.

“I want to congratulate all of the drivers and teams for another successful All Star season. The schedule, the miles, the preparation, the maintenance; it takes an indescribable amount of work and dedication to complete a season like we had in 2016. I’m sure the effort will be more than rewarding,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “Although we’ve reached the end, we still have a championship to determine. It’s exciting to witness one of the closest battles in this series’ history. We are all excited to see how things unfold.”

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star championship finale at Atomic Speedway is set for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, and will feature a two-day program complete with qualifying and heat race competition on Friday, followed by consolation and feature competition on Saturday. Saturday night’s main event will award a $20,000 winner’s share, as well as officially determine the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist.

Despite being plagued with issues resulting from Mother Nature during early season attempts, the championship finale will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway for a second time in 2016; a first since Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket in late June when recent NASCAR Sprint Cup winner Kyle Larson earned the $5,000 victory. It was his second of two victories during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

With a combined total of 10 Arctic Cat All Star championships to their credit, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah and Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will enter the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star finale separated by a mere 18 markers; one of the closest championship margins in the 46-year history of “America’s Series,” closely equaling the excitement of outcomes that occurred in 1992, 1993 and 2007.

“Our game plan for much of the season has been to focus on each individual race. We’ve been able to stay consistent and race our way toward the front. Because of that, we are now in the position that we are in,” Chad Kemenah explained, driver of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport/No. 10H. “Our game plan will remain that way even entering the last race of the season. Earning a win on Saturday is what we are working for. I can’t thank Rob Hunter and the entire team enough for this opportunity. Rob gives us the equipment necessary to be in this position. I would love to earn him a championship.”

In 1992 and 1993, All Star legends Frankie Kerr and Kevin Huntley settled All Star championship battles by less than five points; Huntley earned the championship in 1992 by four points, followed by a precedent-setting tie between Kerr and Huntley in 1993. In 2007, the All Star championship was once again settled by single-digits with Greg Wilson edging out Danny Smith by two markers for a second consecutive title.

“It’s a close battle, but my only concern, and my team’s only concern, is that Atomic Speedway is paying $20,000 this weekend,” Dale Blaney explained, pilot of the Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com/CH Motorsports/No. 1. “I have no control of the point situation. Right now, our only game plan is to win that $20,000. At the end of the night, we’ll look back and see where we finished in relation to Chad (Kemenah), and if things go our way, we may be in a position to win the title. My only advantage right now is that there is going to be a good field of cars there this weekend. That’s my only bonus right now.”

In addition to the two-day Arctic Cat All Star program, a “Race of Champions” will also be contested, highlighting the Friday night portion of the weekend schedule. The event, hosted by Atomic Speedway officials to honor all current and former 410 sprint car track champions and series champions throughout the country, will award a $2,000 top prize after 20 laps of green flag competition. Nearly 15 drivers from 11 different series and tracks are committed to participating in the “Race of Champions” on Friday, October 21. The committed roster includes, but is not limited to, Ohio Sprint Car Series champion Cole Duncan, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint League champion Danny Lasoski, Fremont Speedway champion Broc Martin, FAST Series champion Byron Reed, IRA champion Jeremy Schultz, and Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association champion Dave Dickson.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. Spectator gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 21. A mandatory Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:15, followed by hot laps at 6.

Front gates will open for spectators at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 22. The drivers meeting will be conducted at 4:15, followed by hot laps at 5. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 18, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 5104 2. Dale Blaney: 5086 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 5028 4. Cap Henry: 4788 5. Kraig Kinser: 4718 6. Danny Holtgraver: 4578 7. T.J. Michael: 4476 8. Caleb Helms: 4270 9. Andrew Palker: 4060 10. Lee Jacobs: 4046

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

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

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

 

 

Rico Abreu takes non-stop Sprintacular!
Dale Blaney cuts Kemenah’s point lead to 18

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 8, 2016) - St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu secured his fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway; leading all 30 circuits of the non-stop, Sprintacular main event to officially solidify his position on top of the feature podium. For Abreu, the Eldora Speedway victory was the second of his career at The Big E during Arctic Cat All Star competition, holding back a pair of Arctic Cat All Star championship point contenders, Dale Blaney and Chad Kemenah, for a cool $5,000. Blaney would cross under the final checkers just behind Abreu, followed by Chad Kemenah, a hard-charging Cap Henry, and Cole Duncan.

“Hats off to Eldora Speedway and the entire staff. There are a lot of cars here between all three of the divisions (118). That is definitely not easy,” Rico Abreu explained. “I especially want to thank all of you fans for sticking this out through the cold weather here tonight. I’m not real used to this. I’m used to California weather. This is so much fun, though. I enjoy getting to come here and being a part of everything at Eldora Speedway.”

Rico Abreu started third on the feature grid, taking command before the completion of lap one over Dale Baney and Sheldon Haudenschild. The California native wasted no time and began to stretch his advantage right from the drop of the green flag; extending his lead to nearly three seconds by lap three. Dale Blaney eventually settled into second, followed by Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Abreu, Blaney and Kemenah raced-on unshuffled, hitting their first obstacle in the form of traffic with just ten laps in the books. Rubber started to come into play by the mid-point of the 30-lap program, allowing the racing surface to narrow which ultimately shrunk Abreu’s racing lane and advantage. Abreu’s two to three second lead shrunk to less than one second over Blaney and Kemenah by lap 25, with all three eventually racing single file and nose to tail on a thin lane of rubbered-up racing surface. Abreu held on, earning a sixth career victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, equaling that of Kerry Madsen and Kasey Kahne on the all-time win list.

“I knew Dale (Blaney) was getting close. I probably shouldn’t have, but I looked up at the big screen a few times and saw he was behind me,” Rico Abreu explained. “You just have to stay patient with the lapped cars. It was taking rubber and the racing line kept getting narrower and narrower. I was able to get around the lapped cars that I needed to. By that time, the lapped cars that were ahead of me weren’t passing anybody. I just had to make sure to hit my marks and stay patient.”

Dale Blaney’s runner-up finish allowed the “Low Rider” to snip away at Chad Kemenah’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point advantage. Kemenah, a former four-time Arctic Cat All Star point champion, will lead Dale Blaney into the Atomic Speedway season finale with an 18-point margin. The Alvada, Ohio, native led Blaney by 20 points entering the Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway.

“Overall, it was a really good run for us tonight,” Dale Blaney explained. “Second is tough to take here. I mean, Rico runs really good here so I can’t take that away from him or us. We really started to get single file there, especially in three and four, which made things really difficult in terms of passing. I’m happy with second. Things are going to be interesting at Atomic.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will wrap up the 2016 season with a two-day visit to the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. All Star championship weekend will feature a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program during the two-day visit, complete with qualifying time trials and heat races on Friday, followed by consolations, dash and a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

As an added bonus, a “Race of Champions” will be contested during the Friday night portion of the All Star championship weekend at Atomic Speedway. Sprint car track champions, as well as series champions, from coast to coast are invited to participate, all battling for a $2,000 top prize. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, October 8, 2016:
Event: The Sprintacular
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kraig Kinser - 14.218
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ian Madsen - 14.193
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Shawn Dancer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ian Madsen
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rico Abreu
EMi Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Rico Abreu
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+15)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver (12th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.18-Ian Madsen, 14.193; 2.24-Rico Abreu, 14.267; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.282; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.322; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.358; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 14.410; 7.12N-Cole Duncan, 14.419; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 14.426; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.453; 10.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.508; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.514; 12.82-Sammy Swindell, 14.533; 13.17B-Bill Balog, 14.559; 14.23c-Tyler Courtney, 14.565; 15.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.567; 16.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.613; 17.2M-Dustin Daggett, 14.619; 18.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.664; 19.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.718; 20.21-Cap Henry, 14.754; 21.97-Aaron Reutzel, 14.821; 22.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.887; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 14.897; 24.71m-Paul May, 14.933; 25.7-Joe Swanson, 14.978; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 15.148; 27.A97-Cale Conley, 15.209; 28.4-Danny Smith, 15.300; 29.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.346; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 15.367; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.389; 32.21K-Kyle Pruitt, 15.718; 33.O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.788; 34.5J-Jeremy Schultz, 15.832; 35.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 15.887; 36.3FX-Dean Kester, 16.234; 37.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 16.243; 38.16M-Danny Mumaw, 16.264; 39.83-Adam Cruea, 16.499; 40.11-Brian Benson, 16.685;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 17B-Bill Balog[3] ; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[2] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 7. 71m-Paul May[5] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[8] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen[4] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 6. A97-Cale Conley[9] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[8] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[10] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 82-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[6] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 9. 97-Aaron Reutzel[9] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 5. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[6] ; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[8] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 9. 11-Brian Benson[10] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[5]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 7. 12N-Cole Duncan[5] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 97-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 2. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[14] ; 9. A97-Cale Conley[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[18] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[16] ; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 13. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[13] ; 14. 83-Adam Cruea[19] ; 15. 11-Brian Benson[20] ; 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[15] ; 17. 3FX-Dean Kester[17] ; 18. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 19. 7-Joe Swanson[9] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[19] ; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan[7] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 7. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 10. 97-Aaron Reutzel[21] ; 11. 82-Sammy Swindell[13] ; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[18] ; 14. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9] ; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 16. 23c-Tyler Courtney[22] ; 17. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[24] ; 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[14] ; 19. 17B-Bill Balog[11] ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 21. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[20] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 23. 60-Kory Crabtree[25] ; 24. 4-Danny Smith[16] ; 25. 13-Brandon Matus[10]


Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 8, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah - 5104
2. Dale Blaney - 5086
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 5028
4. Cap Henry - 4788
5. Kraig Kinser - 4718
6. Danny Holtgraver - 4706
7. T.J. Michael - 4476
8. Caleb Helms - 4270
9. Lee Jacobs - 4152
10. Andrew Palker - 4060

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

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

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

 

 

One Last Bang: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will help Eldora Speedway close out 2016 season with annual Sprintacular, All Star championship battle still “too close to call”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 4, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their fourth and final Eldora Speedway appearance of the season on Saturday evening, October 8, helping the World’s Greatest Dirt Track open and shut their doors for the final time of 2016.

The Eldora Speedway season finale, known formally as the Sprintacular, will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner. The NRA “360” Sprint Invaders and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the Sprintacular agenda, creating a full-blown, open wheel spectacle for sprint car enthusiasts

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Eldora Speedway appearance on Saturday evening, September 24, during night two of the two-day Four Crown Nationals weekend. Ian Madsen, brother of former Kings Royal champion Kerry Madsen, was the Four Crown Nationals main event winner, taking command with just three circuits remaining to solidify his spot on the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage for the first time in his career.

Chad Kemenah, the current Arctic Cat All Star point leader, finished second on September 24, followed by Randy Hannagan, Kraig Kinser, and Brady Bacon. Madsen became the third different Arctic Cat All Star winner at The Big E in 2016, joining Jac Haudenschild (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and Donny Schatz (Kings Royal; show-up points event) in the history books.

With his podium finish during Four Crown Nationals competition, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah was able to reclaim the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions’ tile chase and will lead the charge back into Rossburg, Ohio. The former series champion, earning four consecutive titles from 2002 until 2005, will enter the annual Sprintacular with a 20-point advantage in the title chase; taking advantage of Dale Blaney’s misfortune during Four Crown Nationals weekend when the “Low Rider” made contact with the outside retaining wall during main event action. Kemenah has one victory on the season, occurring in Bedford, Pennsylvania, as well as 23 top-five finishes in 41 A-main starts.

Blaney, a seven-time main event winner thus far in 2016, finds himself second in the championship chase entering the Eldora Speedway Sprintacular, still mathematically eligible for the championship with two point events remaining. The Hartford, Ohio, native holds a 50-point cushion over series win leader Sheldon Haudenschild for second, followed by Cap Henry and Kraig Kinser who round out the top-five, respectively.

Sheldon Haudenschild owns eight victories on the season, earning his most recent during the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway during Labor Day weekend worth $10,000. It was his second $10,000 top prize in 24 hours, also earning the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park.

The Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway will launch officially with pit gates opening at 12:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, October 8. Spectator gates will swing loose at 1 pm, followed by hot laps at 4:30 pm and racing at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit the official Eldora Speedway Sprintacular event page: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/the-sprintacular/

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 3, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4960 2. Dale Blaney - 4940 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4890 4. Cap Henry -4646 5. Kraig Kinser - 4586 6. Danny Holtgraver - 4580 7. T.J. Michael - 4370 8. Caleb Helms - 4190 9. Lee Jacobs - 4042 10. Andrew Palker - 3980

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

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

 

 

Ian Madsen scores Four Crown Nationals victory for first ever Eldora Speedway win,
Chad Kemenah reclaims Arctic Cat All Star championship point lead over Dale Blaney

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 24, 2016) - Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time can make all of the difference. For Ian Madsen, that statement proved to be worth $5,000.

For the first time in his career, Ian Madsen is a main event winner at the world-famous Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; scoring a victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals.

Climbing ahead from third on the feature grid, Madsen took command officially on lap 28, utilizing Rico Abreu’s misfortune while racing in the runner-up position. The victory was Madsen’s third against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the course of his career, but his first in 2016. Chad Kemenah finished second, followed by Randy Hannagan, Kraig Kinser and Brady Bacon.

“It’s really awesome to get a win at this place,” Ian Madsen explained. “I’ve always dreamed of winning a race at Eldora Speedway. It’s really cool to be able to stand up here on this victory lane stage. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work. Kyle, Mark, Jackson, and all of the guys back home, Brett and Matt; they all do so much. My crew chief, Kyle Ripper, gave me a great car tonight. We’ve been knocking on the door to get a big win, so this is awesome.”

A pair of California natives, Rico Abreu and Randy Hannagan, led the feature starters to green on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Hannagan earned the early advantage, leading Chad Kemenah and Rico Abreu by the flagstand for the first time. The “Hurricane” kept control for the first six circuits, eventually feeling some pressure from the duo racing directly behind him. A pair of cautions on lap seven would halt competition for the first time during the 30-lap main event, erasing Hannagan’s advantage at the front of the field. The cautions proved to be beneficial for second place running Rico Abreu; using the momentum change to drive by Hannagan when green flag action returned to officially lead the seventh circuit.

Abreu drove on to dominate the next 20 circuits, outrunning Randy Hannagan, Chad Kemenah and eventually Ian Madsen through two additional cautions and periods of intense traffic. Unfortunately, Abreu’s dominating performance would soon come to a halt; spinning all alone between turns three and four on lap 28, eventually adding Lee Jacobs to the pileup. Madsen, who battled his way forward after starting on the inside of row two, inherited command. His lucky strike would soon pay off, keeping Chad Kemenah and Randy Hannagan at bay for the last three circuits to secure $5,000 and a first-ever trip to the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage.

“I don’t think we had anything for Rico (Abreu),” Madsen explained. “We got a lucky break there, so we had to make the most of it.”

With his runner-up finish, Chad Kemenah officially reclaims the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, now holding a 20-point cushion over Dale Blaney, and a 70-point cushion over Sheldon Haudenschild, heading into the next Arctic Cat All Star program. Blaney and Haudenschild each suffered from problems during the Four Crown Nationals main event; Blaney made contact with the turn four retaining wall, while Haudenschild suffered from engine failure.

“You have to finish every race. My crew always gives me a great opportunity to do that,” Chad Kemenah explained. “We just keep plugging away and we keep earning podiums. Ian (Madsen) had a really good car tonight. I actually felt like I was getting better and better as the race went on. We were able to move around quite a bit on the race track. We were good enough to run second to him and I’ll take it.”

With only two weeks to wait, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to The Big E on Saturday evening, October 8, for the Eldora Speedway season finale. Dubbed the Sprintacular, the sprint car triple-header will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders and the BOSS non-wing sprint cars, each conducting a full program including preliminary competition and main events. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will battle for a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points, during the annual Sprintacular; the fourth and final Eldora Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Eldora Speedway Sprintacular should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, September 24, 2016:
Event: 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.490 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Randy Hannagan - 14.158 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Courtney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild
EMi Heat #4: Caleb Helms
JE Pistons Dash: Rico Abreu
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ian Madsen
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh (+12)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Jac Haudenschild (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kerry Madsen
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.158; 2.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.243; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 14.258; 4.70-Dean Jacobs, 14.259; 5.1-Dale Blaney, 14.281; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.339; 7.99-Brady Bacon, 14.387; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.396; 9.18-Ian Madsen, 14.500; 10.35-Jac Haudenschild, 14.548; 11.21-Cap Henry, 14.549; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.565; 13.17W-Kerry Madsen, 14.572; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 14.602; 15.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.649; 16.23-DJ Foos, 14.691; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 14.739; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.740; 19.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.755; 20.9X-Cole Duncan, 14.782; 21.OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.817; 22.23c-Tyler Courtney, 14.835; 23.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.885; 24.19P-Paige Polyak, 14.890; 25.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.932; 26.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.976; 27.83-Adam Cruea, 15.022; 28.71m-Paul May, 15.109; 29.O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.127; 30.7J-Joe Swanson, 15.140; 31.59-Ben Schmidt, 15.167; 32.11R-Chase Ridenour, 15.288; 33.10S-Jay Steinebach, 15.314; 34.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.321; 35.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.611; 36.6-Bill Rose, 15.649; 37.5B-Chad Blonde, 15.693;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 35-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 9. 6-Bill Rose[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[1] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 3. 17W-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 7. 59-Ben Schmidt[7] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc[7] ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 70-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 6. 35-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 2. OO-Dane Lorenc[3] ; 3. 9X-Cole Duncan[2] ; 4. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 5. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 6. 59-Ben Schmidt[11] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson[10] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 6-Bill Rose[16] ; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 14. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 15. 10S-Jay Steinebach[13] ; 16. 11R-Chase Ridenour[12] ; 17. 5B-Chad Blonde[17]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 6. 35-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[15] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[16] ; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh[21] ; 10. 17W-Kerry Madsen[12] ; 11. 70-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 12. 23c-Tyler Courtney[10] ; 13. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[14] ; 14. 09x-Carson Macedo[24] ; 15. 9X-Cole Duncan[23] ; 16. 23-DJ Foos[17] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[25] ; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 19. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[19] ; 23. 1-Dale Blaney[11] ; 24. 19P-Paige Polyak[18] ; 25. OO-Dane Lorenc[22]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 24, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah - 4960
2. Dale Blaney - 4940
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4890
4. Cap Henry -4646
5. Kraig Kinser - 4586
6. Danny Holtgraver - 4580
7. T.J. Michael - 4370
8. Caleb Helms - 4190
9. Lee Jacobs - 4042
10. Andrew Palker - 3980

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

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

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

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will join USAC for stellar Four Crown Nationals lineup

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (September 20, 2016) - For the first time since 2007, the World’s Greatest Dirt Track will host four divisions during the Saturday night portion of the Four Crown Nationals program, adding more hype to a prestigious weekend of competition that will feature the best of the best with the wings, and without.

After the BeFour The Crowns Showdown on Friday night, September 23, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will have their turn at taming the highbanks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; joining all three national divisions, Midget, Sprint Car and Champ Car, of the United States Auto Club (USAC) for the Four Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. The Arctic Cat All Stars will battle for $5,000 during their visit to The Big E, also earning full points toward the 2016 championship.

As an added bonus, if a competitor can sweep the entire Four Crown Nationals program on Saturday, September 24, a mega-bonus of $100,000 will be awarded. If a competitor can earn three out of four victories on Saturday, a $25,000 bonus will be awarded.

Including the show-up points appearance in mid-July for the Kings Royal weekend, the Four Crown Nationals will act as the third of four Arctic Cat All Star visits to Eldora Speedway in 2016. “America’s Series” made their first visit to Eldora Speedway on June 25 for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale. The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild claimed the right to stand on the coveted victory lane stage, earning $10,000 for his efforts. Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz was the $50,000 Kings Royal winner on July 16.

With only three point events remaining on the 2016 championship schedule, the Four Crown Nationals will highlight as a very important step in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Less than 30 markers separate the top-two championship contenders entering their visit to Rossburg, Ohio, with defending series champion Dale Blaney on top of the current series standings.

Dubbed the “Low Rider,” Dale Blaney, who owns seven victories on the season, as well as a series leading 23 top-five finishes, holds a 22-point cushion over Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah entering Four Crown Nationals weekend. Kemenah, also a former series champion, owns one victory on the season, as well as 22 top-five finishes. Blaney owns victories at Attica Raceway Park (OH), Port Royal Speedway (PA), Butler Speedway (MI), Millstream Speedway (OH), Eriez Speedway (PA), and Grandview Speedway (PA), with Kemenah owning one victory at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Despite the competitive battle at the top of the championship standings, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild is also in a mathematical position to contend for the title; currently third in the title chase and only 56 points behind Dale Blaney. Haudenschild has earned eight victories thus far in 2016, which leads all Arctic Cat All Star competitors, as well as 17 top-five finishes.

Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, earning a combined total of 22 top-five feature finishes and three victories, all three of which acquired by Holtgraver, currently round out the top-five in the championship standings.

Four Crown Nationals festivities will officially begin with spectator gates opening at 12-noon on Saturday, September 24. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional information regarding the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway should visit the event page live on the Web at: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/35th-annual-four-crown-nationals/

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 20, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4836 2. Chad Kemenah - 4814 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4780 4. Cap Henry - 4510 5. Danny Holtgraver - 4452 6. Kraig Kinser - 4444 7. T.J. Michael - 4262 8. Caleb Helms - 4076 9. Lee Jacobs - 3936 10. Andrew Palker - 3864

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

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

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

 

 

Lance Dewease earns record fifth Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway in dominating fashion

PORT ROYAL, PA. (September 10, 2016) - For an unprecedented fifth time, Lance Dewease is a Tuscarora 50 champion at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Central Pennsylvania veteran, who now owns 100 career victories at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” as well as 31 career victories against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, earned more than $12,000 for his record setting main event win, crossing under the final checkers nearly eight seconds ahead of Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. Dewease took command officially on lap 12 and never looked back, utilizing the bottom groove of the Port Royal Speedway half-mile for the majority of his laps led.

“This feels great. It’s an honor to do it for these guys,” Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “I think I may have won this race with five different car owners, too, so that makes it pretty special. I wanted this one so bad all year for these guys. We’ve been really good everywhere we’ve went. We had a really good race car last night, but had some mechanical problems that were nobody’s fault. I’m having a lot of fun driving for this race team. We are all really enjoying this limited schedule. We savor every one of these things.”

With a redraw setting the first five starting rows of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 feature finale, it was Greg Hodnett and T.J. Stutts setting the tone on the initial start. Hodnett jumped to the early advantage, leading Dale Blaney, T.J. Stutts, and Sheldon Haudenschild at the completion of lap one. Hodnett quickly opened up at the front of the field, extending his lead to a near-two second advantage by lap 10.

In the meantime, Lance Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Sharman Builders/No. 69K, started to pick his way through the field. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native drove forward from eighth on the grid, securing the third position by lap 10, second position by lap 11, and the top spot by lap 12, but not without help from Greg Hodnett. Hodnett, who was still controlling the point position during Dewease’s charge, slowed to a stop on lap 12, the result of mechanical woes. Dewease took advantage of Hodnett’s misfortune and quickly extended himself from his fellow front runners, chased to the lap 25 break by Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, and Sheldon Haudenschild.

“That first 25 laps, I didn’t run that hard,” Dewease explained. “I knew we could go pretty soft on tires because I’m not that hard on tires. We came in during that red and my guys said my tires were still really good. So, I knew I could get going then. I just wanted to get inside the top-four before the break. I just found a line and was able to reel those guys in. You have to be there in the end in this deal. That’s what it’s all about. ”

The second segment of the Tuscarora 50 main event ignited with Lance Dewease returning to his place at the front of the field, followed by Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. It would not take long for Dewease to once again open up his advantage, stretching to nearly four seconds by lap 30.

While Dewease dominated, a battle for second, third, and fourth would ensue involving Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, and Cap Henry. Smith soon established himself in the runner-up position, followed by a lap-by-lap battle between Dale Blaney and Cap Henry. Despite all of their attempts to catch the familiar No.69K of Lance Dewease, nothing proved to be beneficial. Dewease ultimately scored the five-digit payday, followed by Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney to complete the podium.

“There are probably only a few of us here that have experience racing on the same set of tires for all 50 laps,” Lance Dewease said. “There is a little bit of a nact to it and a little bit of a patience to it. I’m happy to get it done for these guys.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will close out the month of September with a visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. The Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will showcase Arctic Cat All Star competition on Saturday evening, September 24, during night two of the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals. “America’s Series” will join all three national divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC), Midget, Sprint, and Champ, during their visit to Eldora Speedway, the first time Eldora Speedway has hosted four divisions during the Saturday night portion of the Four Crown Nationals since 2007.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals program at The Big E should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/35th-annual-four-crown-nationals/

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, September 10, 2016: Event: 49th Annual Tuscarora 50 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.421 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 16.479 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Blane Heimbach All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild EMi Heat #4: T.J. Stutts JE Pistons Dash: N/A Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Logan Wagner (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.479; 2.51S-Stevie Smith, 16.522; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.537; 4.21M-Brian Montieth, 16.547; 5.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.563; 6.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.586; 7.21-Cap Henry, 16.615; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.657; 9.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.666; 10.1-Dale Blaney, 16.690; 11.5-Dylan Cisney, 16.696; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.732; 13.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.772; 14.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.788; 15.71m-Dave Blaney, 16.805; 16.55-Mike Wagner, 16.865; 17.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.872; 18.25-Aaron Ott, 16.903; 19.19m-Brent Marks, 16.929; 20.O7-Doug Esh, 16.929; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.930; 22.25B-Tyler Bear, 16.935; 23.88-TJ Stutts, 17.023; 24.33-Curt Stroup, 17.026; 25.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.071; 26.94-Ryan Smith, 17.097; 27.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.130; 28.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.134; 29.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.210; 30.29-Jason Shultz, 17.248; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 17.338; 32.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.376; 33.40-Caleb Helms, 17.393; 34.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.413; 35.75L-Kody Lehman, 17.433; 36.55W-Michael Wagner II, 17.507; 37.44-Joey Hershey, 17.656; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.731; 39.24B-Dustin Baney, 17.918; 40.27D-Vincent Doughtery, 18.019; 41.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.060;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth[3] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 8. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 9. 25B-Tyler Bear[8] ; 10. 19G-Cale Grubb[10] ; 11. 24B-Dustin Baney[11]

Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[3] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 8. 29-Jason Shultz[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 3. O7-Doug Esh[1] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 6. 33-Curt Stroup[5] ; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 9. 55W-Michael Wagner II[9] ; 10. 27D-Vincent Doughtery[10]

Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 88-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[10] ; 8. 75L-Kody Lehman[8] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney[1] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup[2] ; 5. 44-Joey Hershey[4] ; 6. 29-Jason Shultz[11] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman[6] ; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[16] ; 12. 19G-Cale Grubb[17] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 14. 24B-Dustin Baney[21] ; 15. 55W-Michael Wagner II[14] ; 16. 27D-Vincent Doughtery[18] ; 17. 25B-Tyler Bear[13] ; 18. 75L-Kody Lehman[12] ; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[19] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[20]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease[8] ; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith[10] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[9] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[13] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks[17] ; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach[7] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[20] ; 11. 71m-Dave Blaney[14] ; 12. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney[22] ; 14. O7-Doug Esh[12] ; 15. 7W-Logan Wagner[23] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[21] ; 17. 88-TJ Stutts[2] ; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth[11] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[16] ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[25] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 22. 33-Curt Stroup[24] ; 23. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 24. 25-Aaron Ott[15] ; 25. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 10, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4836 2. Chad Kemenah - 4814 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4780 4. Cap Henry - 4510 5. Danny Holtgraver - 4452 6. Kraig Kinser - 4444 7. T.J. Michael - 4262 8. Caleb Helms - 4076 9. Lee Jacobs - 3936 10. Andrew Palker - 3864

 

 

Stevie Smith takes $5,000 from Port Royal Speedway during Night Before The Tuscarora 50, Tuscarora weekend continues Saturday with Tuscarora 50 finale

PORT ROYAL, PA. (September 9, 2016) - For the first time in 2016 and for the fourth time in his career, the “Black Bandit” Stevie Smith is a main event winner against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway, this time scoring the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 victory to officially kick-off Tuscarora weekend at the “Speed Palace.” Smith, who started third on the feature grid, took command for the first time on lap 12, eventually holding back Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe by nearly 2.5 seconds to score the $5,000 top prize. It was Smith’s 17th career victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, equaling his father’s total on the all-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win list.

“I am really happy to be out here tonight,” Stevie Smith said in victory lane. “I’ve always really enjoyed racing at Port Royal and I like winning at Port Royal. Although, I have to be truthful, I like winning at any track. It seems like it gets harder and harder to win every year. This track is putting on a great show for us here this weekend. I can’t thank everyone enough. They are the real reason why we are out here.”

Pole sitter Greg Hodnett took command during the initial Night Before The Tuscarora 50 main event start, leading Brock Zearfoss and Stevie Smith by the flag stand for the first time. Despite Hodnett’s ability to quickly extend his advantage at the front of the field, reaching a near-two second lead by lap 5, it was Lance Dewease who was creating the most noise.

Within two circuits, sixth starting Lance Dewease was already putting pressure on Stevie Smith, Brock Zearfoss, and Greg Hodnett, ultimately stealing third from Smith at the completion of lap two, and second from Zearfoss on lap three. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native locked himself down on the bottom of the speedway, erasing Hodnett’s near-two second lead by lap eight, eventually driving under the familiar No. 27 on lap nine during a battle in traffic.

Unfortunately for the pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/No. 69K, the dominance would soon come to an end, unexpectedly pulling to a stop on the backstretch on lap 11. This would allow Greg Hodnett to inherit the lead once again, followed by Stevie Smith and now Dale Blaney.

Greg Hodnett’s campaign at the front of the field would only last a single circuit, eventually overtaken by Stevie Smith with a textbook slide job between turns three and four on lap 12. That move would prove to be the winning move with Stevie Smith surviving the remaining 18 circuits of the 30 lap main event to earn his place on the coveted Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage, crossing under the final checkers nearly 2.5 seconds ahead of Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe, who worked his way back to a podium finish by lap 13.

“We were just so tight at the beginning. It took us half of the race to really get going,” Stevie Smith explained. “Lance (Dewease) was really good tonight. I’m not sure how we would have ended up if he wouldn’t have broke. I just had to go where the car told me to go and where I thought the car was right. It hasn’t been right a lot this year, but it paid off tonight.”

The 49th running of the Tuscarora 50 will cap off a full weekend of competition for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway, awarding a minimum of $12,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition on Saturday night, September 10. The Tuscarora 50 finale, a show-up points event for the Arctic Cat All Stars during their third and final Port Royal Speedway appearance of 2016, will also award lap money on top of the five-digit payday, which will be accumulated during the entire main event.

Port Royal Speedway will open Tuscarora 50 pit gates and main gates at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 10. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:45 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Friday, September 9, 2016: Event: Night Before The Tuscarora 50 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lucas Wolfe - 15.972 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver (2nd Quick) - 16.291 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss EMi Heat #4: Dave Blaney JE Pistons Dash: Greg Hodnett Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Doug Esh Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.202; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.291; 3.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.365; 4.25-Aaron Ott, 16.407; 5.51S-Stevie Smith, 16.411; 6.21-Cap Henry, 16.474; 7.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.521; 8.19m-Brent Marks, 16.545; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 16.556; 10.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.575; 11.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.577; 12.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.578; 13.75-Nicole Bower, 16.599; 14.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.615; 15.88-TJ Stutts, 16.630; 16.71m-Dave Blaney, 16.650; 17.O7-Doug Esh, 16.654; 18.5-Dylan Cisney, 16.668; 19.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.688; 20.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.729; 21.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.733; 22.29-Jason Shultz, 16.736; 23.55-Mike Wagner, 16.758; 24.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.767; 25.25B-Tyler Bear, 16.773; 26.94-Ryan Smith, 16.783; 27.7W-Logan Wagner, 16.797; 28.40-Caleb Helms, 16.860; 29.44-Joey Hershey, 16.877; 30.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.883; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 16.904; 32.91-Anthony Fiore, 16.969; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.000; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.035; 35.33-Curt Stroup, 17.139; 36.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.169; 37.24B-Dustin Baney, 17.200; 38.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.253; 39.75L-Kody Lehman, 17.333; 40.55W-Michael Wagner II, 17.397; 41.15-Vince Snyder, 99.008;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 3. 88-TJ Stutts[1] ; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 5. 75-Nicole Bower[3] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 10. 25B-Tyler Bear[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 4. O7-Doug Esh[5] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner[7] ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 8. 19G-Cale Grubb[10] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith[2] ; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 29-Jason Shultz[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach[2] ; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 8. 75L-Kody Lehman[9] ; 9. 33-Curt Stroup[7] ; 10. 55W-Michael Wagner II[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 25-Aaron Ott[4] ; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease[6] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 55-Mike Wagner[3] ; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner[7] ; 3. 29-Jason Shultz[2] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore[12] ; 11. 75L-Kody Lehman[17] ; 12. 19G-Cale Grubb[14] ; 13. 24B-Dustin Baney[15] ; 14. 33-Curt Stroup[13] ; 15. 55W-Michael Wagner II[18] ; 16. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 17. 13-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 18. 25B-Tyler Bear[5] ; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard[19] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[20]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[13] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[10] ; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[2] ; 8. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 10. O7-Doug Esh[15] ; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah[19] ; 12. 21-Cap Henry[18] ; 13. 12-Blane Heimbach[16] ; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney[20] ; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[24] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[21] ; 17. 88-TJ Stutts[11] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25] ; 19. 29-Jason Shultz[23] ; 20. 75-Nicole Bower[17] ; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 22. 19m-Brent Marks[12] ; 23. 7W-Logan Wagner[22] ; 24. 69K-Lance Dewease[6] ; 25. 75L-Kody Lehman[26] ; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[14]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 9, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4756 2. Chad Kemenah - 4734 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4700 4. Cap Henry - 4430 5. Danny Holtgraver - 4372 6. Kraig Kinser - 4364 7. T.J. Michael - 4182 8. Caleb Helms - 3996 9. Lee Jacobs - 3856 10. Andrew Palker - 3784

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

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

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars will challenge Pennsylvania Posse for final time in 2016 during Tuscarora 50 weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (September 7, 2016) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make one final trek into the heart of the Keystone State during the upcoming weekend, set to challenge the world-renowned Pennsylvania Posse during one of the most historic and competitive events in Central Pennsylvania; the Tuscarora 50.

Hosted in conjunction with the 162nd annual Juniata County Fair, Tuscarora 50 weekend will feature two, complete programs for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Pennsylvania Posse, battling head-to-head at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The two-day showcase will be capped off with the 49th running of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 main event.

Tuscarora 50 weekend, set for Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, will ignite officially on Friday evening, September 9, with the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 preliminary program. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding full points, as well as a $5,000 top prize. It will be the first Arctic Cat All Star appearance at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” since April 23 when Dale Blaney parked his familiar Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com/CH Motorsports/No.1 on the victory lane stage, earning $5,000 for capturing the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic title.

Tuscarora 50 weekend will continue on Saturday evening, September 10, with the 49th running of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 main event paying a minimum of $12,000 to the winner. In addition to the five-figure payday, lap money will also be awarded, accumulated by leading laps during the 50-lap finale. The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks, a Pennsylvania Posse regular who has qualified for 12 Arctic Cat All Star main events in 2016, is the defending Tuscarora 50 champion, sweeping the entire Tuscarora weekend in 2015 by capturing the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and Tuscarora 50 programs.

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild will lead the Arctic Cat All Star stampede into Central Pennsylvania, not as the championship point leader, but as the series’ leading winner and hottest driver on tour, scoring three consecutive victories including two for a combined $20,000. Haudenschild recently picked up victories during the Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park, as well as the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Walker Performance Filtration/Factory Kahne/ No. 93 has earned eight victories on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions trail thus far in 2016 and currently sits third in the championship chase, just 46 points out of the top spot.

Despite Haudenschild’s recent hot streak, defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney continues to hold down the championship lead, maintaining an eight point advantage over of fellow former series champion Chad Kemenah, and a 46 point advantage over Haudenschild. The “Low Rider” owns seven victories thus far in 2016, cashing in for 30 top-ten finishes in 38 feature starts.

Chad Kemenah will use Central Pennsylvania as an opportunity to reclaim the top spot in the championship. The Alvada, Ohio, native has only one victory on the season thus far, but an impressive run of 22 top-five finishes, leading all Arctic Cat All Star competitors in 2016.

Port Royal Speedway will use identical time tables during Tuscarora 50 weekend, opening pit gates at 4:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10. A mandatory drivers meeting, which will be conducted during both programs, will be held at 5:45 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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

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

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

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild dominates Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway for second consecutive $10,000 top prize

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 4, 2016) - For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild pocketed $10,000 during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time in dominating fashion during a non-stop main event at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93, led all 35 circuits of the Pete Jacobs Memorial at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” on Sunday night, September 4, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of the competition. Now with eight victories on the season, as well as three consecutive since August 28, the Wooster, Ohio, native now finds himself on top of the victory leader-board during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016.

“Man, this crowd. Everything about this is just awesome,” Sheldon Haudenschild said in victory lane. “That’s what this is all about. To win in front of this crowd, in front of my hometown, is just awesome. Hats off to the entire track crew here tonight. They did a really good job preparing the race track. They worked in the top and bottom for us to race on, which really proved itself. I just can’t thank my guys enough for this. Everyone’s help is truly appreciated and I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Sheldon Haudenschild took the Pete Jacobs Memorial green flag from the inside of the second row, eventually driving by Dale Blaney at the exit of turn two, as well as Cap Henry at the exit of turn four, to officially lead lap number one over the pair of Ohio natives.

Haudenschild’s pace at the front of the field was untouchable, gaining a straightaway advantage by lap five using his familiar line at the top of the speedway. Traffic came into play for the first time shortly thereafter, but proved to be no distraction for Haudenschild, stretching his commanding lead to nearly five seconds by lap 18 of 35. Slower cars utilized the bottom lane of the speedway, allowing Haudenschild to work his line without losing momentum.

By lap 25, traffic started to intensify with cars battling two and three wide for position in front of the leader. Despite the potential road block, Haudenschild continued to navigate the outer rim of the speedway, still keeping a three to four second advantage over second place running Cole Duncan. In repeat fashion, Haudenschild kept his nose clean during the final ten circuits, driving on to score a 14th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his 13th since June of 2015.

“That’s just my mindset every time we hit the track, ya know,” Haudenschild explained. “You have to make every lap count. I really tried to minimize my mistakes, which was really hard on this race track. Both corners were different and sometimes got me caught up. I almost got balled up once or twice, but it was all worth it and a lot of fun.”

Cole Duncan finished just behind Haudenschild after starting on the outside of row two, followed by current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and Cap Henry. Duncan raced inside the top-five during the entire main event, battling in the third position permanently by lap 19, all before sneaking by Dale Blaney in traffic for the runner-up spot on lap 24.

“Sheldon (Haudenschild) was in a different zip code all weekend,” Duncan explained after finishing second. “I’m not sure if we really had anything for him. I saw him at the end a little bit and thought maybe we were catching him. It would have been one thing to catch him, but a completely different thing to pass him. I can’t thank all of my guys enough for this opportunity. We are all really happy to end the weekend on a good note.”

With the Pete Jacobs Memorial officially in the books, only 46 points now separate Sheldon Haudenschild from the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, currently third behind Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. Blaney owns a slim, eight point advantage in the championship, with Kemenah just 38 points ahead of Haudenschild in second.

The Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to Central Pennsylvania for the final time in 2016 on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, joining the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” for two nights of Tuscarora 50 weekend competition. Tuscarora 50 weekend will comprise of two, full days of Arctic Cat All Star/”Pennsylvania Posse” competition, headlined with the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win, Tuscarora 50 main event on Saturday evening, September 10.

Like previous editions, the Friday night portion of Tuscarora 50 weekend will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star format and program, followed by a special Tuscarora 50 format on Saturday awarding show-up points to all Arctic Cat All Stars who choose to compete. For those seeking additional information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Sunday, September 4, 2016:
Event: Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.184 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.376 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Caleb Armstrong
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash: Cap Henry
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.376; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 14.426; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.430; 4.97-Gary Taylor, 14.436; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.568; 6.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.606; 7.22-Cole Duncan, 14.675; 8.21-Cap Henry, 14.678; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 14.714; 10.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.727; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 14.728; 12.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.765; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.767; 14.19m-Brent Marks, 14.781; 15.16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.827; 16.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.832; 17.23-DJ Foos, 14.895; 18.38-Dean Jacobs, 14.907; 19.84-Brandon Hanks, 14.918; 20.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.931; 21.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.011; 22.23P-Nick Patterson, 15.047; 23.70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.064; 24.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 15.152; 25.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.244; 26.C1-Clay Riney, 15.481; 27.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.539; 28.22D-Josh Davis, 15.634; 29.1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.806; 30.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.615; 31.60-Kory Crabtree, 16.838;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 97-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[8] ; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson[10] ; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[6] ; 5. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[8] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[9] ; 9. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 6. C1-Clay Riney[8] ; 7. 11-Shawn Hubler[9] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 8. 97-Gary Taylor[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[4] ; 3. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 7. 23P-Nick Patterson[6] ; 8. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[11] ; 9. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 10. 11-Shawn Hubler[12] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks[12] ; 7. 97-Gary Taylor[8] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 9. 49-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 11. 23-DJ Foos[19] ; 12. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[22] ; 13. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[10] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw[14] ; 16. 38-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[23] ; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[21] ; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[20] ; 20. D12-Jason Dolick[17] ; 21. C1-Clay Riney[18] ; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 23. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[24] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 25. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 4, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney - 4614
2. Chad Kemenah - 4606
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4568
4. Cap Henry - 4304
5. Danny Holtgraver - 4264
6. Kraig Kinser - 4250
7. T.J. Michael - 4102
8. Caleb Helms - 3916
9. Lee Jacobs - 3776
10. Andrew Palker - 3704

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

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

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

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild scores $10,000 during Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park, Mega Labor Day weekend continues Sunday at Wayne County Speedway with Pete Jacobs Memorial

ATTICA, Ohio (September 3, 2016) - After nearly giving it all away, spinning in front of the entire feature field after leading the first eight circuits at Attica Raceway Park, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild would recover; rigorously working back to the top spot around a pair of Ohio veterans, ultimately scoring the 40-lap, Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio victory worth $10,000. The win was Haudenschild’s seventh of the 2016 season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, tying for the series lead with defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.

2016 Attica Raceway Park track champion Byron Reed finished second during the Dirt Classic Ohio main event, followed by Blaney, Pennsylvania invader Brent Marks, and Craig Mintz.

“The big thing was keeping myself in the race during the first half,” Haudenschild explained. “After that spin, I just needed to regroup, keep my tires from spinning, and really focus on hitting my marks. I’m just really proud of my guys and what they do for this race team. We work as hard as we can to win races. That is what keeps us on the road. We had a blast tonight. Hopefully we can move to Wayne County tomorrow and create a similar outcome.”

Originally scheduled to start on the outside of row two, Sheldon Haudenschild was moved to the outside pole position, the result of a false start by Bryon Reed during the initial green flag. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93 jumped to the early advantage using the top line of the speedway, leading lap one over Dale Blaney and Tim Shaffer.

For the first eight circuits, Haudenschild seemed invincible; leaning against Attica’s curb at the top of the speedway, now maintaining an advantage over Dale Blaney and Byron Reed, who snuck by Shaffer with just three laps in the books. On his way to completing lap nine, disaster nearly struck Sheldon Haudenschild; spinning in front of the field while attempting to negotiate traffic. Luckily for Haudenschild, he was able to maintain control of the car while staying in the throttle, eventually completing a 360-degree spin to keep his spot in the running order without bringing out a caution. Dale Blaney would inherit the top spot, followed by Byron Reed and now Haudenschild.

Despite the near-total loss, Haudenschild quickly worked his way back up the running order, driving back by Dale Blaney on the low side during a battle in traffic with 15 laps in the books to take over the runner-up position. After working beyond Blaney, Haudenschild set his focus back on the point position, returning his momentum to the very topside of the speedway. By lap 20, Haudenschild raced to the back bumper of Byron Reed, eventually driving by the eight-time Attica Raceway Park track champion with a textbook slide job between turns three and four. At that point, the race was Haudenschild’s to lose; opening to a near-straightaway advantage even during traffic. The second generation racer went on to score his 13th career Arctic Cat All Star victory

“I just pinned the throttle and kept it running!” Sheldon Haudenschild said regarding his spin while leading. “I knew at this track, even if you spin and keep your momentum, you have a good shot to recover and still get it done. The track was just awesome, ya know. Hats off to the track prep team. Everything this car makes goes right back into the crew and car. We need to win races like this to keep us going.”

Byron Reed raced inside the top-five during the entire 40-lap main event, leading seven laps before finishing second to Haudenschild at the final checkers.

“With the track having a curb, we knew going in that Sheldon (Haudenschild) was going to be good,” Byron Reed explained. “He’s really good on a racetrack like this. At least we were able to beat Blaney.”

Dale Blaney’s third place finish was just enough to put the “Low Rider” back on top in the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The Hartford, Ohio, native now holds a mere six point advantage in the championship chase over Chad Kemenah entering round two of Labor Day weekend on Sunday evening.

Labor Day weekend will continue for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening, September 4, at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The Pete Jacobs Memorial, honoring the late Wayne County Speedway founder and promoter who passed away in 1970, will award a $10,000 top prize on Sunday night at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the second of two, $10,000 top prizes for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the holiday weekend. The September 4 program will be the fourth and final Wayne County Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

Wayne County Speedway will open Pete Jacobs Memorial pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 4. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 3, 2016: Event: Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 12.640 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 12.466 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Stuart Brubaker All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer EMi Heat #4: Broc Martin JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+19) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Craig Mintz Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.466; 2.19m-Brent Marks, 12.480; 3.21-Cap Henry, 12.592; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.595; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.623; 6.73-Chris Andrews, 12.647; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.677; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.685; 9.O9-Craig Mintz, 12.710; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.727; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.729; 12.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.756; 13.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.799; 14.97-Gary Taylor, 12.812; 15.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.840; 16.40-Caleb Helms, 12.843; 17.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.893; 18.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.899; 19.45L-Brian Lay, 12.901; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.917; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 12.933; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.943; 23.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.970; 24.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.986; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.017; 26.83M-Broc Martin, 13.050; 27.38-Dean Jacobs, 13.101; 28.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.171; 29.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.180; 30.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.477; 31.84-Brandon Hanks, 13.491; 32.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.642; 33.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.646; 34.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.109; 35.49E-Bob Howard, 14.510;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 5. 97-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 9X-Cole Duncan[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 6. 38-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[6] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. O9-Craig Mintz[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 2. 9X-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 38-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[11] ; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13] ; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks[10] ; 12. 49E-Bob Howard[14] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan[15]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[26] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[20] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan[24] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[23] ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[19] ; 15. 97-Gary Taylor[18] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[13] ; 18. 83M-Broc Martin[10] ; 19. 16-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 20. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 21. 33M-Max Stambaugh[25] ; 22. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker[15] ; 24. 9X-Cole Duncan[22] ; 25. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 3, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4470 2. Chad Kemenah - 4464 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4418 4. Cap Henry - 4164 5. Danny Holtgraver: 4162 6. Kraig Kinser: 4116 7. T.J. Michael - 3980 8. Caleb Helms - 3836 9. Lee Jacobs - 3674 10. Andrew Palker - 3598

 

 

Twice as Nice: Two, $10,000 Paydays Await Arctic Cat All Stars During Labor Day Weekend, Championship battle heats up!

INDIANAPOLIS (August 31, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend in a big way; competing in two areas of the Buckeye State for a pair of $10,000 top prizes. “America’s Series” will visit familiar territory during their holiday tour of Ohio, entering action at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The weekend will ignite officially on Saturday, September 3, with the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio in Attica, Ohio.

The inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio, the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star appearance at Attica Raceway Park in 2016, will not only award $10,000, but also the coveted golden ticket; an automatic A-main pass for the $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start Dirt Classic finale at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 24.

The Dirt Classic Ohio will feature a complete, full points, Arctic Cat All Star program; an important step in the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Dale Blaney, the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion and major favorite during any program at the Attica highbanks, has won two out of three All Star events at Attica Raceway Park in 2016, finishing seventh during his most recent appearance during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Recent NASCAR Cup winner Kyle Larson won the Attica speedweek program, his first of two Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories.

Wayne County Speedway will host the second $10,000-to-win program for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during Labor Day weekend. “Orrville’s Historic Oval” will celebrate the life of Pete Jacobs on Sunday night, September 4; the original founder of Wayne County Speedway who passed in 1970. Just like Attica Raceway Park, Sunday’s program will be the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star appearance of 2016. California native Rico Abreu was victorious during the last two Arctic Cat All Star visits to Wayne County Speedway, with local, Wooster native Jac Haudenschild scoring the first.

With only seven events remaining on the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star schedule, the race to the championship has officially hit the homestretch. The top three competitors in the title chase, all of which Ohio natives, are separated by a mere 66 markers, with former champion Chad Kemenah holding down the top spot over Dale Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild.

With one victory on the tour thus far in 2016, it is Kemenah’s ability to maintain consistency that has kept the former series champion at the top of the heap. The Alvada, Ohio, native owns 21 top-five finishes on the season, the most of any full-time competitor in 2016.

Seven-time main event winner Dale Blaney trails Chad Kemenah by eight points entering the pair of $10,000 programs. Blaney, the defending series champion and 2016 point leader during certain segments of the season, has scored 28 top-ten finishes out of 36 feature starts in 2016, 19 of which inside the top-five.

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild will enter Labor Day weekend just 66 points out of the championship lead. The second generation racer found victory lane six times thus far in 2016 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; ranked second in the win column just behind Dale Blaney. Haudenschild is also the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, scoring $5,000 at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday, August 28.

Cap Henry and Danny Holtgraver currently sit fourth and fifth in the championship standings, respectively. They own a combined total of 34 top-ten finishes on the tour in 2016, as well as three victories - all accomplished by Holtgraver. Henry will enter Labor Day weekend fourth in the championship race trailing Kemenah by 288 markers, followed by Holtgraver who trails the top spot by 306 markers.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates for the Dirt Classic Ohio at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, September 3. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5, followed by hot laps at 5:40. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com, or visit Dirt Classic live on the Web at www.dirtclassic.com.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates for the Pete Jacobs Memorial at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 4. A mandatory driver meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Standings: (8/31/2016) 1. Chad Kemenah: 4334 2. Dale Blaney: 4326 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 4268 4. Cap Henry: 4046 5. Danny Holtgraver: 4028 6. Kraig Kinser: 3984 7. T.J. Michael: 3854 8. Caleb Helms: 3712 9. Andrew Palker: 3494 10. Lee Jacobs: 3432

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild goes wire-to-wire at Millstream Speedway,
Chad Kemenah holds slim lead in Arctic Cat All Star championship

FINDLAY, OH (August 28, 2016) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to end the evening just after qualifying time trials, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild cruised on to score his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season on Sunday night at Millstream Speedway, leading all 30 circuits over fellow championship contenders Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93, survived six cautions, including a fuel stop, to clinch his spot in victory lane, increasing his career win total to 12 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“This is huge, you know,” Haudenschild said. “We’ve struggled with qualifying here in the past. We never could get ourselves into a dash, so qualifying for the dash tonight was really important to us. That little bit of rain we got earlier in the night made the track pretty fast. It was definitely important to start up front. I can’t thank my guys enough for what they do. It wouldn’t be possible without all of them, as well as everyone else who is on the car.”

Sheldon Haudenschild jumped ahead during the initial start, taking advantage of his pole position to control the opening lap over a pair of fellow Ohio natives, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. An early caution on lap five, as well as a pair of cautions on lap 10 and lap 13, may have stalled feature competition, but they never disturbed the top three in the running order. Haudenschild mastered his preferred line at the top of the speedway, which proved to be the dominant line around the Findlay, Ohio, half-mile. Chad Kemenah attempted to make the middle of the speedway work during segments of the main event, while Dale Blaney utilized the bottom groove; each proving to be unsuccessful against Haudenschild.

A late caution on lap 27 would force the feature field to refuel, setting up a four lap dash for Haudenschild, Kemenah, and Blaney. On the restart, Kemenah and Blaney each attempted to overtake Haudenschild from underneath, but a clear track and clean air proved to be too powerful for Haudenschild, driving away nearly unchallenged to score the $5,000 victory. The win, equaling his 15th top-five finish of the season, allowed the second generation racer to close in on the championship chase by another two markers, cutting Kemenah’s advantage to 68 points. Dale Blaney currently sits second, just eight points behind Kemenah.

“The track was just a little too fast to get by Sheldon (Haudenschild),” Kemenah explained. “The cushion was the fastest way around the race track and he’s good on the cushion.”

“I think we have a shot to catch Chad (Kemenah) and Dale (Blaney) in the championship,” Haudenschild said. “We just have to concentrate on winning these races. That’s what we come here to do. If things go our way, I think we’ll be OK.”

A pair of $10,000-to-win programs will headline Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition during Labor Day weekend, beginning with the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday night, September 3. The event was originally scheduled for early August, but later moved and reassigned as an Arctic Cat All Star program.

In addition to $10,000, the highly anticipated, highly raved, inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio program will also award a golden ticket; an automatic A-main starting position in the $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start Dirt Classic finale at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 24.

The second $10,000-to-win showcase during Labor Day Weekend will be contested at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday night, September 4. The Pete Jacobs Memorial will highlight competition at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star appearance at Wayne County Speedway in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the pair of $10,000-to-win programs should visit Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Millstream Speedway - Sunday, August 28, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.404 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.746 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Stuart Brubaker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Hunter Mackison
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.746; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.016; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.020; 4.21-Cap Henry, 14.070; 5.40-Caleb Helms, 14.170; 6.17-Jared Horstman, 14.198; 7.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.207; 8.8M-TJ Michael, 14.227; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.239; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.248; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.277; 12.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.278; 13.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.292; 14.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.307; 15.23-DJ Foos, 14.366; 16.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.380; 17.38-Dean Jacobs, 14.396; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.430; 19.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.461; 20.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.464; 21.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.486; 22.7-Joe Swanson, 14.543; 23.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.561; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 14.593; 25.5T-Travis Philo, 14.644; 26.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.688; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.828; 28.5J-Jarrod DeLong, 14.841; 29.4-Danny Smith, 14.938; 30.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.060; 31.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[1] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 9. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 09x-Carson Macedo[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 7. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[10] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[5] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 11. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[12] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[18] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 10. 38-Dean Jacobs[14] ; 11. 09x-Carson Macedo[10] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison[19] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs[16] ; 18. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[24] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[21] ; 22. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 23. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25] ; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton[20]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 28, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 4334
2. Dale Blaney: 4326
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 4268
4. Cap Henry: 4046
5. Danny Holtgraver: 4028
6. Kraig Kinser: 3984
7. T.J. Michael: 3854
8. Caleb Helms: 3712
9. Lee Jacobs: 3538
10. Andrew Palker: 3494

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

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

Holtgraver takes ‘em downtown in Brownstown!
Leads all 40 laps to score third Arctic Cat All Star victory of the season at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, IN (August 27, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver nearly dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday night at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, leading all 40 circuits to capture his third Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season, as well as the first Arctic Cat All Star victory at Brownstown Speedway since June of 1999. Holtgraver, pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/Premier Pallets/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport/No. 70 entry, started from the outside-pole position at the quarter-mile bullring, eventually holding off charges by Dale Blaney, Randy Hannagan, and Sheldon Haudenschild to score the $5,000 top prize.

“Man, I can’t thank my guys enough for all that they do for me,” Danny Holtgraver said in victory lane. “Pete Grove gave me a great opportunity this year. I can’t thank him enough for that. He allows me to come out here and do what I love to do each and every weekend. Cody Jacobs, my dad, Mike, Al; they all bust their butts and I truly appreciate it. We needed another one of these. The last few weeks haven’t been too great for us for a number of reasons. We’ll celebrate this one and get ready to try again tomorrow.”

Holtgraver wasted no time getting to the front of the feature field, taking control after the initial green flag to lead lap one over Kraig Kinser and Arctic Cat All Star point leader Chad Kemenah. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native relied on Brownstown Speedway’s heavy curb for momentum, racing on top undistracted by a near-two second margin until traffic came into play, easing the pace for the first time on lap six.

Even as traffic intensified, Holtgraver kept his composure; using momentum to keep a lengthy advantage while negotiating lapped cars. Meanwhile, Chad Kemenah, Dale Blaney, and Sheldon Haudenschild created a three-car battle for positions two through four, a battle that would last for nearly 15 circuits. After multiple slide jobs and crossovers, Blaney eventually settled into second, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild and Chad Kemenah.

A caution on lap 18, and a late red flag incident on lap 35, proved to be no distraction for Danny Holtgraver, ultimately racing on to park himself in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane for the 12th time in his career. Dale Blaney, aboard his familiar GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No. 1, finished second after starting fifth, followed by Randy Hannagan, who climbed from the outside of row five to earn his podium performance. The “Hurricane” made his first appearance in a podium position on lap 33, driving under the familiar No. 93 of Sheldon Haudenschild in traffic.

“I just felt really comfortable from the start. Cody and the guys had this thing exactly where it needed to be,” Holtgraver said. “The top was where I felt the strongest. It started to get pretty tricky; not a lot left toward the end of the race. You kinda had to tip-toe your way around there and make sure you didn’t get sucked over the edge. Traffic was tough at times, but we were able to get through it pretty well without too many hiccups. I’m just really happy to be back in this position. We’ll try to double-up on the weekend tomorrow night at Millstream.”

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase continues to make headlines, as only 70 points separate the top three competitors in the current championship standings. Using his runner-up finish at Brownstown Speedway, Dale Blaney has chipped away Chad Kemenah’s advantage to just six points with only nine events remaining in 2016. Sheldon Haudenschild finds himself third in the championship standings, just 70 points out of the top spot. Cap Henry and Danny Holtgraver round-out the top-five, respectively.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will officially end the month of August with a visit to the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday night, August 28. It will be the second and final Millstream appearance of the 2016 season for “America’s Series,” the 55th overall appearance by the traveling circuit since their first visit in 1982. Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star winner at the Findlay half-mile, holding back Chad Kemenah and Kyle Larson during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on June 19. The victory, the fourth of Blaney’s Arctic Cat All Star career at Millstream Speedway, was worth $5,000.

Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, August 28. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:30. More news and updates can be found online at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Brownstown Speedway - Saturday, August 27, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 30 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Andrew Palker - 11.378 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 11.318 seconds (*NTR)
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kraig Kinser
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cole Duncan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Kraig Kinser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Danny Holtgraver
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+15)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 11.318; 2.67-Carson Macedo, 11.331; 3.21-Cap Henry, 11.418; 4.71-Jac Haudenschild, 11.497; 5.4K-Kody Kinser, 11.507; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.566; 7.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.571; 8.8M-TJ Michael, 11.635; 9.40-Caleb Helms, 11.646; 10.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.654; 11.21C-Carson Short, 11.672; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.687; 13.56R-Ryan Myers, 11.738; 14.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.751; 15.22-Cole Duncan, 11.759; 16.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.817; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.858; 18.85-Mike Terry, 11.868; 19.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.875; 20.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.876; 21.1080-Jordan Mackison, 11.879; 22.71m-Paul May, 11.965; 23.4-Danny Smith, 12.008; 24.3-Dakota Jackson, 12.180; 25.95-Hunter Mackison, 12.238; 26.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.493; 27.83-Adam Cruea, 12.592; 28.10P-Jim Perricone, 13.292; 29.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.140; 30.4B-Tom Busch, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 5. 21C-Carson Short[6] ; 6. 85-Mike Terry[8] ; 7. 3-Dakota Jackson[9] ; 8. 71-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 9. 21-Cap Henry[4]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[7] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[9] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 67-Carson Macedo[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[4] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 67-Carson Macedo[8]

B-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 71-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison[4] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 8. 10P-Jim Perricone[10] ; 9. 3-Dakota Jackson[6] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11]

A-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[10] ; 9. 71-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 10. 71m-Paul May[17] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[6] ; 15. 67-Carson Macedo[8] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 17. 21C-Carson Short[14] ; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[23] ; 20. 85-Mike Terry[16] ; 21. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers[21] ; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison[24] ; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton[13]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 27, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 4188
2. Dale Blaney: 4182
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 4118
4. Cap Henry: 3940
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3914
6. Kraig Kinser: 3848
7. T.J. Michael: 3720
8. Caleb Helms: 3608
9. Lee Jacobs: 3422
10. Andrew Palker: 3376

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

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

 

 

“America’s Series” Will Invade Brownstown and Millstream During Upcoming Travel Dates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 25, 2016) - After circling areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York during the most recent weekend of competition, visiting four different facilities during what turned out to be five days of travel, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch direction and head west, ready to invade southern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for a pair of full-point, $5,000-to-win programs on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. “America’s Series” will duel head-to-head with heavy hitters from all across the tri-state area during their upcoming weekend agenda, aiming to reign supremacy in the Midwest, all while keeping an eye on the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship.

Although known predominantly around the racing world as a home to super late model competition, Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, will be the first of two stops for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the upcoming weekend. The Saturday night, August 27, showcase, the first and only visit in 2016, will end a 17-year, Arctic Cat All Star drought at the southern Indiana venue, last hosting the regional travelers on June 2, 1999. Kelly Kinser was the last main event winner, his first of two Arctic Cat All Star victories at the speedway during the course of his career.

In addition, the Brownstown Speedway visit will be the final appearance in the state of Indiana for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, one of two facilities in the Hoosier State that welcomed the traveling sprint cars this season.

Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, will welcome Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors for the second and final time in 2016 on Sunday evening, August 28. A staple in series history, the Millstream Motorsports Complex has hosted Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on 54 different occasions dating back to 1982, most recently on June 19, 2016, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Dale Blaney is the most recent main event winner, the fourth of his career in Findlay, Ohio.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase will continue this Saturday and Sunday with the top three drivers in the standings separated by a mere 74 markers. Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah reclaimed the top spot in the championship after finishing on the podium during action at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. Kemenah holds a 14-point stronghold over Dale Blaney, a seven-time main event winner in 2016 who controlled the standings entering the Lebanon Valley program. Despite only earning one victory thus far in 2016, Chad Kemenah leads the Arctic Cat All Stars in the consistency column, capturing 20 top-five feature finishes in 34 main event starts.

Sheldon Haudenschild will enter the Indiana/Ohio doubleheader third in the championship race, earning five main event wins on the season, as well as 19 top-ten finishes in 30 feature starts. Cap Henry and Danny Holtgraver round out the current top-five, earning a combined two victories and 18 top-five finishes, respectively.

Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday night, August 27. A mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30, followed by Arctic Cat All Star warm-ups at six. Those seeking additional information should visit Brownstown Speedway live on the Web at www.brownstownspeedway.com.

Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio, will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, August 28. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:30. More news and updates can be found online at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

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

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

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

 

 

Sammy Swindell Pockets $7,000 During First All Star Visit to Lebanon Valley Speedway

WEST LEBANON, New York (August 22, 2016) - Waiting an extra day to tackle the highbanks of Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, proved to be beneficial for Sammy Swindell, outlasting and out dueling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first and only New York appearance of 2016. The Germantown, Tennessee, native, who started on the outside of the front row by virtue of dash finish, led all 25 circuits on Monday evening on the Lebanon Valley highbanks, pocketing $7,000 for his efforts, as well as his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2011. Kraig Kinser chased Swindell to the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, and Cap Henry, who advanced 11 positions to secure his top-five finish.

“The CJB guys gave me a great car all night long,” Sammy Swindell explained. “The key was putting ourselves in position early tonight. I was able to climb up through the dash from 5th to start second in the A-main. That was a big step for us. I had to use a little bit of experience here tonight, too. This place can be tough. You have to race it hard, but yet still be able to race the track. It can definitely use you up.”

Back-to-back red flag incidents during the initial start would force the feature field to try three times before officially getting one circuit in the books. The third start proved to be the charm with Dale Blaney and Sammy Swindell bringing the Arctic Cat All Star main event to life. Swindell jumped to the early advantage, leading Blaney, Kraig Kinser, and Chad Kemenah by the flagstand at the completion of lap one. Unfortunately for Swindell, a back-to-back caution situation would return to the speedway on lap three, this time in the form of red, and then yellow, lights. Dale Blaney still raced second, followed by Kraig Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

Green lights brought the feature field back to life once again allowing Sammy Swindell to continue his pace on top. Swindell and Blaney raced one-two during the next several circuits, eventually catching slower cars with 12 laps in the books. Despite traffic acting as an obstacle for Swindell and Blaney, the two Hall of Fame inductees continued to race nearly nose-to-tail, weaving in and out of traffic through the middle of the speedway. Action would quickly come to a rest when caution lights reappeared on lap 16.

Meanwhile, drama started to unfold at Lebanon Valley Speedway when Dale Blaney displayed signs of suffering from a flat right-rear tire during the pair of lap 16 cautions. The “Low Rider” would attempt to bring the tire back to life on his own, but would eventually slow with 17 laps in the books. Swindell continued to lead, with Blaney surrendering his runner-up position to Kraig Kinser.

For the final time of the evening, green flags waved on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature field. Swindell drove off unchallenged during the remaining circuits, opening up a lengthy advantage in clean air over Kraig Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

“It got tricky on a few occasions,” Swindell said. “Especially when we found ourselves in traffic. It gets a little tough to see at times which makes it difficult to really get a run in the corner. We just had ourselves a flawless run. I just have to be thankful that I can keep doing this. Feels good to be back.”

Up next on the 2016 schedule sits a pair of programs in Ohio and Indiana for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, including a first and only appearance at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will make their way to Brownstown, the second of two Hoosier State appearances of the 2016 season, on Saturday evening, August 27, and will feature a complete, full point Arctic Cat All Star program. The upcoming weekend will conclude with a visit to the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday, August 28.

Those seeking additional information should visit Brownstown Speedway and Millstream Speedway live on the Web at www.brownstownspeedway.com and www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway - Monday, August 22, 2016: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 28 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell: 16.309 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell: 16.503 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kraig Kinser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Barger Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+11) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Matt Tanner Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: John Garvin (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.1S-Sammy Swindell, 16.503; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 16.628; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.762; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.805; 5.40-Caleb Helms, 16.891; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.911; 7.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.980; 8.21-Cap Henry, 16.991; 9.4-Danny Smith, 17.062; 10.1Z-Stewart Friesen, 17.069; 11.95-Hunter Mackison, 17.116; 12.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.131; 13.25-Aaron Ott, 17.134; 14.53-Shawn Donath, 17.135; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 17.150; 16.13X-Tim Shaffer, 17.264; 17.5-Justin Barger, 17.303; 18.1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.417; 19.11-Steve Kinser, 17.512; 20.90-Matt Tanner, 17.518; 21.1HD-Cory Sparks, 17.700; 22.10-Joe Kata, 17.906; 23.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.940; 24.13-Brandon Matus, 18.117; 25.33-Brent Matus, 19.059; 26.51-John Garvin, 19.059; 27.53x-Dave Donath, 99.220; 28.60-Kory Crabtree, 99.300;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 1S-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[8] ; 8. 10-Joe Kata[10] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 5-Justin Barger[1] ; 2. 53-Shawn Donath[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 6. 1HD-Cory Sparks[6] ; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison[5] ; 8. 53x-Dave Donath[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 13X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 1Z-Stewart Friesen[3] ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 7. 90-Matt Tanner[6] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 1S-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 53-Shawn Donath[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison[2] ; 3. 90-Matt Tanner[5] ; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison[4] ; 5. 10-Joe Kata[6] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 8. 53x-Dave Donath[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1S-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 13X-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[15] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[19] ; 10. 90-Matt Tanner[21] ; 11. 10-Joe Kata[23] ; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 13. 1Z-Stewart Friesen[13] ; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 15. 51-John Garvin[24] ; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison[20] ; 17. 1080-Jordan Mackison[22] ; 18. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 20. 53-Shawn Donath[8] ; 21. 5-Justin Barger[10] ; 22. 25-Aaron Ott[12] ; 23. 1HD-Cory Sparks[17] ; 24. 13-Brandon Matus[18]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 22, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 4050 2. Dale Blaney: 4036 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3976 4. Cap Henry: 3800 5. Danny Holtgaver: 3764 6. Kraig Kinser: 3712 7. T.J. Michael: 3592 8. Caleb Helms: 3482 9. Lee Jacobs: 3298 10. Andrew Palker: 3262

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

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

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

 

 

“Double-D” Danny Dietrich Cruises to Lincoln Speedway Victory Lane for Second All Star Win of 2016,
Four-Race Weekend Swing Concludes Sunday Night at Lebanon Valley Speedway

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (August 20, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich used traffic to his advantage on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, cruising on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature prize of 2016. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native dominated the final 13 circuits of the 30-lap feature program, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of second place finisher Alan Krimes. Lucas Wolf would round out the podium finishers, completing a podium sweep for the “Pennsylvania Posse” in the Pigeon Hills.

“Man, it feels really good to be back at Lincoln Speedway,” Danny Dietrich explained, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fuit Marks, Weikert’s Livestock, No. 48. “It feels like we haven’t been here in so long, but I think we have something figured out now. I can’t thank my guys enough; Jake, Cody, Tyler - they all work hard and keep me going in the right direction. All of my major sponsors make all of this possible, also. This car was good all night long. We went back to some older notes and mixed them up with some other stuff and it all worked out.”

A pair of “Pennsylvania Posse” competitors, Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich, led the 26 feature starters to green at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Wolfe took command during the initial start, officially leading the first circuit ahead of Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Dale Blaney, and Freddie Rahmer. Those five competitors would race in that order until the main event’s first and only caution flew on lap four, halting action for a four-car tangle in turn one.

Green flag conditions would resume with Lucas Wolfe returning to his position at the front of the field. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, native raced ahead of Danny Dietrich and Alan Krimes for the next several circuits, approaching lapped traffic for the first time with 12 laps recorded. Traffic allowed Dietrich and Krimes to close the gap, ultimately creating a three-car battle nearly nose-to-tail.

By lap 17, Danny Dietrich was able to work his way under Lucas Wolfe during their battle in traffic, officially leading the lap with Wolfe and Krimes still in tow. Almost immediately, Dietrich opened his advantage, navigating traffic using both grooves of the Lincoln Speedway surface. No challenges would arise for Dietrich during the closing circuits, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe. Krimes, who started on the outside of the second row, raced his way to second on lap 20.

“I was just kinda working some different lines there the first part of the race. I was pretty tight during the first half, so I knew the car would eventually come to me,” Dietrich said. “I just tried to stick with Lucas (Wolfe) the best that I could at the beginning. I played my cards out right and was able to use lapped traffic to my advantage a little bit. That’s what we have to do to win these races.”

Following the “Pennsylvania Posse” podium sweep was Dale Blaney and Freddie Rahmer. Blaney’s top-five finish was solid enough to put the defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist back on top in the 2016 championship chase, now holding a four point advantage over Chad Kemenah. Kemenah entered Lincoln Speedway as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point leader.

For the first time in series history, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will venture north and visit areas of West Lebanon, New York, set to tackle the high-banked half-mile of Lebanon Valley Speedway. The Upstate New York visit will conclude a four-race campaign through Central Pennsylvania and New York for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, all starting at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night, August 18.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 with hot laps to follow at 6:15. Please visit www.lebanonvalley.com for additional detials. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be used if necessary. More information to follow.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - Saturday, August 20, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Freddie Rahmer - 13.396 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.168 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Andrew Palker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cap Henry
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich
Hoosier Tire Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Lucas Wolfe
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (Fourth)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+6)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (7th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.168; 2.16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.255; 3.51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.265; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.307; 5.59-Jim Siegel, 13.413; 6.40-Caleb Helms, 13.474; 7.19m-Brent Marks, 13.536; 8.88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.556; 9.15-Adam Wilt, 13.562; 10.21M-Brian Montieth, 13.562; 11.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.594; 12.99M-Kyle Moody, 13.604; 13.11c-Cory Haas, 13.623; 14.52-Austin Hogue, 13.637; 15.35-Steve Owings, 13.667; 16.21-Cap Henry, 13.670; 17.87-Alan Krimes, 13.704; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.717; 19.5-Tyler Ross, 13.745; 20.8D-Billy Dietrich, 13.766; 21.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.768; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 13.803; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.841; 24.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.842; 25.51S-Stevie Smith, 13.847; 26.13-Tim Shaffer, 13.849; 27.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.856; 28.1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.885; 29.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.893; 30.55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.915; 31.2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.927; 32.1X-Chad Trout, 13.929; 33.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.966; 34.21T-Scott Fisher, 14.017; 35.45-Kevin Nagy, 14.067; 36.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.109; 37.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.132; 38.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.230; 39.3B-Randy Baughman, 14.232; 40.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.251; 41.91-David Quackenbush, 14.512;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre[3] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[8] ; 8. 59-Jim Siegel[5] ; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison[11] ; 10. 11c-Cory Haas[9] ; 11. 5-Tyler Ross[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes[1] ; 3. 52-Austin Hogue[4] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 35-Steve Owings[3] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 9. 8D-Billy Dietrich[5] ; 10. 91-David Quackenbush[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer[4] ; 4. 15-Adam Wilt[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher[7] ; 7. 1X-Chad Trout[6] ; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[5] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth[4] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[7] ; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall[6] ; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman[9] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 87-Alan Krimes[8] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer[6] ; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre[3] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 59-Jim Siegel[1] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 11c-Cory Haas[4] ; 4. 35-Steve Owings[5] ; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody[3] ; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall[9] ; 7. 8D-Billy Dietrich[6] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman[7] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 11. 95-Hunter Mackison[12] ; 12. 1X-Chad Trout[11] ; 13. 3B-Randy Baughman[18] ; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 15. 45-Kevin Nagy[14] ; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison[19] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[17] ; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[10] ; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher[13] ; 20. 91-David Quackenbush[20]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes[4] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer[6] ; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer[12] ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith[9] ; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre[7] ; 9. 52-Austin Hogue[11] ; 10. 51S-Stevie Smith[13] ; 11. 13-Tim Shaffer[14] ; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18] ; 13. 19m-Brent Marks[17] ; 14. 59-Jim Siegel[21] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 16. 15-Adam Wilt[15] ; 17. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 19. 11c-Cory Haas[23] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25] ; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[26] ; 23. 40-Caleb Helms[22] ; 24. 35-Steve Owings[24] ; 25. 21M-Brian Montieth[20] ; 26. 70-Danny Holtgraver[16]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 20, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney: 3910
2. Chad Kemenah: 3906
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3840
4. Cap Henry: 3660
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3650
6. Kraig Kinser: 3566
7. T.J. Michael: 3512
8. Caleb Helms: 3348
9. Lee Jacobs: 3298
10. Andrew Palker: 3150

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

 

 

Brian Montieth Uses Last Lap Pass to Take Down Lance Dewease during All Star Visit to Williams Grove Speedway,
Four-Race Swing Continues Saturday at the "Fabulous" Lincoln Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA (August 19, 2016) - After what seemed to be a lock for Lance Dewease at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking command during mid-point of the Jack Gunn Memorial main event before charging ahead to a two second advantage, “The Edge” Brian Montieth used his familiar top line of the speedway to track down Dewease during the closing laps, charging under the familiar Donnie Kreitz-owned, No. 69K on the final circuit. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory was the fourth of Montieth’s career, earning $5,000 for his efforts during the non-stop 30-lapper, as well as a first-ever Jack Gunn Memorial trophy. Lance Dewease held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Stevie Smith, and Greg Hodnett.

“I was just trying to save fuel,” said Brian Montieth in victory lane. “Once he got by me early in the race, my mentality changed to ‘hero or zero.’ Those last three or four laps, I really pushed myself. That’s what you have to do against those guys. Donnie and Lance; those guys are just so consistent during the entire race. If it wasn’t for the curb, I don’t think I would have caught them. To be here in victory lane, with the season those guys are having, feels great. We are thrilled to be here.”

Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease led the 26 feature starters to green on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Montieth jumped to the early advantage, leading Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer under the flagstand and the completion of lap one. Monteith quickly stretched his advantage, increasing his command by 1.2 seconds just before reaching traffic for the first time on lap seven.

As traffic increased, Montieth’s advantage decreased, eventually tracked down and passed by Lance Dewease at the exit of turn two on the 13th circuit. Despite Dewease extending his lead to nearly two seconds during the next 12 circuits, Montieth kept pace and relied on the topside, using the Williams Grove Speedway curb to reel in the nine-time Central Pennsylvania winner in 2016. “The Edge” drove to the tail-tank of Dewease at the white flag, setting up a slide job between turn one and turn two. The slide job attempt would stick, allowing the Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, native to drive off to score his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season.

“We were just kind of hanging on there at the end,” Lance Dewease said. “We weren’t very good down the straightaways. I made a mistake there in three and four with two laps to go that kinda hurt us a little bit. I heard Brian (Montieth) behind me at the flagstand coming to the white. I was hoping to drive back underneath him, but I just wasn’t good enough to do that. Congrats to those guys. They deserved this one. We’ve been having a great year so we won’t let this get to us.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day trek through the heart of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York with a Saturday night, August 20, visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Similar to the last two evenings, the Arctic Cat All Star visit to Lincoln Speedway will be a first and only for the series in 2016; the 33rd Lincoln Speedway appearance in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history. “The Edge” Brian Montieth is the defending Arctic Cat All Star winner in the Pigeon Hills, securing top honors on June 13, 2015.

Lincoln Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting at 6:30 and hot laps at 7:10. More news and updates can be found on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday August 19, 2016:
Event: 34th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.839 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 16.773 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Wagaman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stevie Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cory Haas
Hoosier Tire Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Brian Montieth
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.748; 2.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.905; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.961; 4.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.005; 5.1-Dale Blaney, 17.025; 6.51S-Stevie Smith, 17.062; 7.48-Danny Dietrich, 17.065; 8.O7-Doug Esh, 17.086; 9.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.098; 10.21M-Brian Montieth, 17.131; 11.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.134; 12.51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.184; 13.87-Alan Krimes, 17.209; 14.44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.213; 15.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.215; 16.94-Ryan Smith, 17.250; 17.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.252; 18.19m-Brent Marks, 17.261; 19.25-Aaron Ott, 17.268; 20.5-Chase Dietz, 17.315; 21.21-Cap Henry, 17.363; 22.0-Rick Lafferty, 17.397; 23.11c-Cory Haas, 17.433; 24.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.478; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.481; 26.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.498; 27.52-Austin Hogue, 17.513; 28.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.537; 29.40-Caleb Helms, 17.543; 30.75-Nicole Bower, 17.609; 31.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.635; 32.35-Daryl Stimeling, 17.927; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.069; 34.83-Cody Fairchok, 18.243; 35.12w-Troy Fraker, 18.676; 36.8M-TJ Michael, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1*-Tim Wagaman[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 87-Alan Krimes[5] ; 9. 83-Cody Fairchok[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 3. O7-Doug Esh[2] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 5-Chase Dietz[6] ; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty[7] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 44-Rodney Westhafer[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 11c-Cory Haas[1] ; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth[3] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 52-Austin Hogue[6] ; 6. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 7. 35-Daryl Stimeling[7] ; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 21M-Brian Montieth[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[5] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 2. 44-Rodney Westhafer[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 8. 35-Daryl Stimeling[12] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker[14] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok[13] ; 14. 87-Alan Krimes[1] ; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[15]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 21M-Brian Montieth[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[2] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks[15] ; 9. O7-Doug Esh[12] ; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer[13] ; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 12. 11c-Cory Haas[10] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[17] ; 15. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[16] ; 17. 52-Austin Hogue[20] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[21] ; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 20. 5-Chase Dietz[18] ; 21. 44-Rodney Westhafer[22] ; 22. 75-Nicole Bower[26] ; 23. 94-Ryan Smith[14] ; 24. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 25. 0-Rick Lafferty[24] ; 26. 25-Aaron Ott[25]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 19, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3792
2. Dale Blaney: 3768
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3714
4. Danny Holtgraver: 3548
5. Cap Henry: 3544
6. Kraig Kinser: 3458
7. T.J. Michael: 3402
8. Caleb Helms: 3244
9. Lee Jacobs: 3218
10. Andrew Palker: 3030

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

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

 

 

Dale Blaney Survives the Hill; Holds Off Swindell and Smith for Grandview Speedway All Star Victory

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. (August 18, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney helped the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions keep the “Pennsylvania Posse” out of victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, scoring the Arctic Cat All Star win at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville on Thursday night, August 18. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No.1 entry held off charges by Lucas Wolfe, Stevie Smith, and fellow National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Swindell during the course of the 35-lap main event, scoring his seventh victory of the 2016 season, raising his career win total to 134 with the Arctic Cat All Stars. Blaney also used his victory to chip away at Chad Kemenah’s championship point lead, dropping to a 36-point margin from 50.

“My guys gave me a great car here tonight,” Dale Blaney explained. “Donny, Skippy, and George did an awesome job. Big Game Treestands and Muddy have been behind us the last couple of years. Janet Holbrook and CH Motorsports give us great race cars and a great opportunity to come out here and race every weekend. To win out here, and to have Sammy (Swindell) finish second with BIg Game and Muddy on his car, too, is pretty cool.”

Lucas Wolfe and Dale Blaney brought the 24 feature starters to green on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway. Wolfe jumped out to the early advantage, leading lap one over a pair of hall of famers, Dale Blaney and Sammy Swindell. Those three drivers held the pace out in front of the field for the first five circuits, not reaching traffic for the first time until lap six.

Intense traffic around the bottom of the speedway, the leader’s preferred line, allowed Blaney to chip away at Wolfe’s advantage, making a bid for the top spot on lap seven and again on lap eight, ultimately igniting a near-five-lap, side-by-side battle between Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe. By lap 11, Blaney established himself at the front of the field, only to be halted by the main event’s first caution on lap 12.

When green flag conditions returned, Blaney reopened his advantage at the front of the field, followed by Lucas Wolfe and now Stevie Smith, who drove around Swindell just before caution flags appeared. A pair of cautions, including a red flag involving four main event starters, would halt action for Dale Blaney on lap 16 and lap 18.

After an open-red resulting from the four-car incident involving Cap Henry, Kraig Kinser, Danny Dietrich, and Greg Hodnett, green flag conditions returned once again. Dale Blaney resumed his place at the front of the field, now followed by Stevie Smith, who moved around Lucas Wolfe just before the lap 18 caution.

Despite a lengthy advantage, Stevie Smith eventually reeled in Dale Blaney using the topside of the speedway. A two-car battle would eventually ensue, Smith on the topside and Blaney on the bottom, racing nearly side-by-side for multiple circuits. Smith poked his nose to the outside of Blaney at the exit of turn two and turn four on several occasions, but the effort was not enough.

“I just wasn’t comfortable those first seven or eight laps,” Blaney said. “I had to start slowing myself down a little bit to get faster. Stevie (Smith) and I had a pretty good battle there for a while toward the later portion of the race, but I was able to get myself off of four; really kept my speed up and run through on the middle on exit. I was fortunate enough to clear a lapped car there toward the end that probably helped us out a little bit. Overall, we are thrilled with everything.”

Blaney moved on to score the Grandview Speedway victory worth $5,000, followed by Sammy Swindell and Stevie Smith. Swindell, who had dropped well outside of the top-three during the middle segment of the main event due to a damaged nose wing, moved by Smith with less than five circuits remaining.

“I think we may have had something for Blaney,” Sammy Swindell said. “I was able to find a great line off of two and four. A lot of guys were missing that line, really opening the door for us to capitalize. I just had to be patient and start working back around those guys. We were there and coming. The car was definitely fast.”

Ryan Smith and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top-five, followed by Lucas Wolfe, Chad Kemenah, JJ Grasso, Brent Marks, and Ryan Taylor.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day swing through Pennsylvania and New York with a visit to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday night, August 19. The 34th annual Jack Gunn Memorial will highlight competition at the half-mile paperclip, awarding a $5,000 top prize after 30 laps of green flag competition. Much like Grandview Speedway, it will be the first and only Williams Grove Speedway appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016, continuing an All Star versus “Pennsylvania Posse” tradition that dates back to 1970 when Bobbie Adamson picked up the victory.

Williams Grove Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Friday night, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:30, with hot laps scheduled to begin at 7:10. Additional information can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - Thursday, August 18, 2016: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 27 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Stevie Smith - 11.751 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 11.899 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Lucas Wolfe All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild JE Pistons Dash: Lucas Wolfe Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+8) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Taylor Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.1-Dale Blaney, 11.899; 2.51S-Stevie Smith, 11.958; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 11.987; 4.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.052; 5.11-Steve Kinser, 12.083; 6.1s-Sammy Swindell, 12.102; 7.48-Danny Dietrich, 12.123; 8.13-Tim Shaffer, 12.135; 9.51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.140; 10.19m-Brent Marks, 12.157; 11.94-Ryan Smith, 12.204; 12.20-Ryan Taylor, 12.252; 13.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.263; 14.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.265; 15.21-Cap Henry, 12.276; 16.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.287; 17.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.325; 18.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.330; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 12.355; 20.37-JJ Grasso, 12.356; 21.747-Davey Sammons, 12.374; 22.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.434; 23.88-Brandon Rahmer, 12.436; 24.81-Kenny Jacobs, 12.458; 25.40-Caleb Helms, 12.461; 26.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.771; 27.87-Alan Krimes, 20.236;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 7. 13-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 37-JJ Grasso[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 87-Alan Krimes[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 7. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 8. 81-Kenny Jacobs[9] ; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 8. 11-Steve Kinser[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 13-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 37-JJ Grasso[2] ; 3. 747-Davey Sammons[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer[5] ; 6. 81-Kenny Jacobs[6] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 87-Alan Krimes[9]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 1s-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 8. 37-JJ Grasso[18] ; 9. 19m-Brent Marks[10] ; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor[13] ; 11. 747-Davey Sammons[21] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 13. 13-Tim Shaffer[19] ; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[20] ; 17. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 19. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer[11] ; 22. 81-Kenny Jacobs[22] ; 23. 88-Brandon Rahmer[23] ; 24. 11-Steve Kinser[24]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 18, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 3668 2. Dale Blaney: 3632 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3586 4. Cap Henry: 3442 5. Danny Holtgraver: 3428 6. Kraig Kinser: 3344 7. T. J. Michael: 3322 8. Caleb Helms: 3164 9. Lee Jacobs: 3138 10. Andrew Palker: 2950

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

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

 

 

Back to Work: Arctic Cat All Stars Will Visit Central PA and New York During Four Day Road Trip

INDIANAPOLIS (August 17, 2016) - After a two week standstill on the schedule, allowing teams to prepare for and participate in the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will return to action in a big way by traveling to areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for a four-pack of programs at four different facilities. All four venues will feature Arctic Cat All Star competition for the first and only time in 2016, launching a busy August/September stretch comprised of 11 events from now until September 24.

The upcoming four-race swing will jump start with three consecutive events in Central Pennsylvania, joining the notorious and competitive “Pennsylvania Posse” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, August 18, through Saturday, August 20. Each event will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to each main event winner.

The Arctic Cat All Stars are certainly no stranger to these areas of Central Pennsylvania, visiting Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway in 2015. In competitive fashion, the “Pennsylvania Posse” prevailed on both occasions with Greg Hodnett winning at Williams Grove Speedway and “The Edge” Brian Montieth earning top honors at Lincoln Speedway. Grandview Speedway, the only Central Pennsylvania destination that does not host 410 sprint car competition on a weekly basis, has been away from the Arctic Cat All Star campaign since 2000; a near-16-year absence.

The Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will conclude the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star four-pack, hosting competition on Sunday evening, August 21, for the first time in series history. The Arctic Cat All Stars will face-off against a select number of New York competitors during their Empire State invasion, as well as a contingent of “Pennsylvania Posse” regulars. As an added bonus, the West Lebanon, New York, visit will award a $7,000 top prize, guaranteeing $1,000 to start the main event. Those who do not qualify for the main event will be awarded $500. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be utilized if necessary. More details to follow.

As the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points leader, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the charge into Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, holding 50-point margin in the title chase over fellow Ohio native Dale Blaney. The pilot of the Seneca Energy/Hunter Racing/No. 10H has one victory on the year during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning 23 top-ten finishes in 30 feature starts, 19 of which inside the top-five.

Defending series champion Dale Blaney will enter the four-race stretch with six Arctic Cat All Star main event victories on the season, leading all full-time competitors on the tour. The “Low Rider” has shown success in Pennsylvania in 2016, winning an event against the “Pennsylvania Posse” at Port Royal Speedway in late April.

Five-time main event winner Sheldon Haudenschild is currently third in the Arctic Cat All Star title chase, followed by Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver. Kraig Kinser, T.J. Michael, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, and Andrew Palker round out the top-ten, respectively.

The Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 2:30 pm on Thursday, August 18. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 6, followed by hot laps at 6:40 pm. Those seeking more information should visit Grandview Speedway live on the Web at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates 5:00 pm on Friday night, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:30, with hot laps scheduled to begin at 7:10. Additional information can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com.

The Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting at 6:30 and hot laps at 7:10. More news and updates can be found on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 with hot laps to follow at 6:15. Please visit www.lebanonvalley.com for additional detials. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be used if necessary. More information to follow.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 17, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 3532 2. Dale Blaney: 3482 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3446 4. Cap Henry: 3326 5. Danny Holtgraver: 3306 6. Kraig Kinser: 3230 7. T.J. Michael: 3196 8. Caleb Helms: 3046 9. Lee Jacobs: 3032 10. Andrew Palker: 2830

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

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Outduels Sheldon Haudenschild for I-79 Summer Shootout Victory at Tri-City Raceway Park

FRANKLIN, PA (July 31, 2016) - Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser brought Western Pennsylvania race fans to their feet on Sunday night at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, outdueling Sheldon Haudenschild during the final two circuits of round two of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA to secure his place on top of the feature podium. Kinser, who started from the pole position, pressured Haudenschild on multiple occasions during the 30-lap main event, leading for a short stint on lap 22 before taking command again on lap 29, ultimately driving on to capture his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season. Sheldon Haudenschild held on to finish second during the $5,000-to-win program, followed by Tim Shaffer, Brent Marks, and Cap Henry.

“It’s just me and Mikey, my brother-in-law, here tonight,” Kraig Kinser said in victory lane. “I can’t thank everyone enough who helps out this team: Arctic Cat, Mesilla Valley Transportation. I know I'm forgetting to mention a lot of people. I want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. It was a long day today and the weather didn’t make things any easier. Winning tonight made today all worth it.”

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild took command during the initial start from the outside of row two, driving around the top three starters by the exit of turn two, eventually leading lap one over Kraig Kinser and Brent Marks. Haudenschild opened his advantage to a near-straightaway lead during certain segments of the first-half of the main event, surviving an early caution on lap six and two red flag incidents on lap 15 and lap 18.

Kraig Kinser, utilizing the very bottom of Tri-City Raceway Park’s half-mile, would catch a break on lap 22 when Haudenschild drove off of the banking in turn two, allowing Kinser to drive below the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 93 entry to officially lead the lap. Kinser controlled the pace until Haudenschild reclaimed the top spot on lap 23, driving back around Kinser at the exit of turn two. Haudenschild eventually returned to a lengthy advantage, maintaining his advantage even after entering traffic on lap 25.

By lap 27, traffic started to intensify for race leader Sheldon Haudenschild. Kinser chased Haudenschild through traffic, cutting down his advantage lap by lap. On lap 29, Kinser made his move, driving the Steve Kinser Racing/Arctic Cat/Mesilla Valley Transportation/No. 11K under Haudenschild at the exit of turn four. The former Knoxville Nationals champion made the winning pass stick, moving on to score the victory, his first ever at Tri-City Raceway Park, joining his father, Steve Kinser, on the track’s win list. Kraig Kinser now has four career Arctic Cat All Star victories to his credit.

“I thought I might have screwed things up a little bit there toward the middle of the race when I got by Sheldon the first time,” Kraig Kinser said. “I got the lead there and raced pretty hard with Sheldon (Haudenschild). We raced side-by-side coming out of four and I didn’t want to get into him, so I had to drive really low getting into one. Sheldon ended up driving back by me and I thought it was over at that point. I ended up getting through traffic really well with just a few laps left and was able to get back by him at the end. It was definitely a battle.”

The runner-up finish, his second of the weekend during I-79 Summer Shootout competition, increased Sheldon Haudenschild’s top-five count to 12 on the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“Kraig and Mikey had a really good car tonight,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “He was there the whole race, ya know. I made a few mistakes to allow him to get by me, but I was able to get back around him. I thought I was going to be able to stay ahead of him. I was hoping the lapped cars would be in his line. Kraig was really good tonight. I’m happy for those guys. Two second places on the weekend is really good for us. We’ll move on to Knoxville and see what we can do.”

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will take a two weekend break before returning to competition on Thursday evening, August 18, at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. The two week schedule break will give teams the opportunity to prepare and participate in the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Many of the full-time Arctic Cat All Star travelers will be represented at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, chasing a starting position in the $150,000-to-win, Knoxville Nationals A-main.

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will continue on Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21, with a four-race stretch through Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. “America’s Series” will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway during their march eastward, each awarding a minimum of $5,000. The Lebanon Valley Speedway visit in West Lebanon, New York, will cap off the long weekend with a $7,000 grand prize.

Those interested in learning more should stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Tri-City Raceway Park - Sunday, July 31, 2016:
Event: Round 2 of I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 16.467 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 15.917 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sheldon Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brent Marks
Racing Electronics Heat #4: T.J. Michael
JE Pistons Dash: Kraig Kinser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kraig Kinser
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+5)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: AJ Flick (17th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 15.917; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.179; 3.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.225; 4.22-Cole Duncan, 16.423; 5.19m-Brent Marks, 16.458; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.486; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 16.565; 8.2-AJ Flick, 16.590; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.657; 10.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.658; 11.23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 16.662; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.665; 13.21-Cap Henry, 16.750; 14.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 16.847; 15.35-Jared Zimbardi, 16.869; 16.10-Carl Bowser, 16.918; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 16.922; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 16.965; 19.O8-Dan Kuriger, 17.012; 20.24X-Sye Lynch, 17.019; 21.O-Andy McKisson, 17.040; 22.51-John Garvin, 17.064; 23.19-Joe Kubiniec, 17.104; 24.15-Scott Priester, 17.105; 25.13-Brandon Matus, 17.149; 26.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.209; 27.24P-Alex Paden, 17.732; 28.5X-Gale Ruth Jr., 18.026; 29.33-Brent Matus, 18.061; 30.44-Joe McEwen, 18.326; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.421; 32.1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 18.616;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 6. 24P-Alex Paden[6] ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 4. 2-AJ Flick[3] ; 5. 35-Jared Zimbardi[5] ; 6. 24X-Sye Lynch[6] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 15-Scott Priester[6] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. O-Andy McKisson[6] ; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger[5] ; 7. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[8] ; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. O8-Dan Kuriger[1] ; 2. 19-Joe Kubiniec[4] ; 3. 24X-Sye Lynch[2] ; 4. 51-John Garvin[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 24P-Alex Paden[7] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 10. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[8] ; 11. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[11] ; 12. 44-Joe McEwen[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[16] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[13] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[9] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 15. O8-Dan Kuriger[21] ; 16. O-Andy McKisson[20] ; 17. 2-AJ Flick[15] ; 18. 24X-Sye Lynch[23] ; 19. 51-John Garvin[24] ; 20. 15-Scott Priester[19] ; 21. 19-Joe Kubiniec[22] ; 22. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[12] ; 23. 35-Jared Zimbardi[18] ; 24. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[14]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 31, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3532
2. Dale Blaney: 3482
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3446
4. Cap Henry: 3326
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3306
6. Kraig Kinser: 3230
7. T.J. Michael: 3196
8. Caleb Helms: 3046
9. Lee Jacobs: 3032
10. Andrew Palker: 2830

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

 

 

Dale Blaney Opens I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA with Victory at Eriez Speedway,
I-79 action continues Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

HAMMETT, PA (July 29, 2016) - For the first time since June 19, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time at the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, during round one of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA. The Hartford, Ohio, native, who started third on the feature grid, took command of the 30-lap main event on lap 18, driving under race leader Sheldon Haudenschild at the exit of turn two to solidify a $5,000 payday. For Blaney, the victory was his sixth of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season, bumping his career win total to 133. It was the first All Star appearance at Eriez Speedway since 1981.

“It has been a while,” Dale Blaney explained. “It’s been a while since we’ve consistently run good. We got better every time we got on the race track tonight. We really didn’t qualify all that well, but we got better in the heat race, made some gains in the dash, and now we are up here. I knew we had a good car from the get-go. I can’t thank everyone enough: Big Game Treestands, Muddy, CH Motorsports with Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call, Todd Quiring out in Minnesota - they all play a huge role in this and I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity.”

Sheldon Haudenschild and Kraig Kinser led the 23 feature starters to green at Eriez Speedway on Friday, July 29. By the completion of lap one, Haudenschild had already established a clear advantage, utilizing his all-too-familiar top groove of the speedway. Dale Blaney settled himself into second, followed by outside polesitter Kraig Kinser. Those three would eventually create some separation, racing in that order until lap 15 when Kinser made contact with a lapped car causing the Bloomington, Indiana, native to get upside-down. Kinser walked away unharmed.

Green flag conditions returned to the speedway with Haudenschild still on the point, followed by Dale Blaney and now “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, who moved forward from sixth on the grid. Despite a few attempts to work underneath Haudenschild during the first 15 circuits of the 30-lap main, Blaney made his first true bid for the top spot on lap 18, driving underneath Haudenschild as he slipped over the cushion between turns one and two. From that point, Blaney raced forward carefully; navigating traffic through the bottom and middle lanes of the speedway while still holding off challenges by Sheldon Haudenschild and Danny Holtgraver. Those three raced nearly nose to tail for several circuits until caution lights reappeared on the final lap, creating a green-white-checkered scenario. Unfortunately for Holtgraver, he was the victim, spinning at the entrance of turn one after making contact with a lapped car.

The first green-white-checkered attempt turned unsuccessful, leading to a second. Back-to-back two-lap shootouts proved to be no distraction for Dale Blaney, eventually rolling under the final checkers on top of the running order. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second, followed by Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, and Chad Kemenah.

“We really got things going during that A-main,” Blaney said. “I just had to be patient with my tires and get rolling around the bottom. Sheldon (Haudenschild) was working up the race track and I was keeping myself closer to the bottom. My car really came on when it needed to. (Haudenschild) got over the top early in the race, too, but I couldn’t really capitalize on it. I just kept pressing him and showed him my nose a few times. I wanted him to keep racing harder and harder and it worked out.”

The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Saturday evening, July 30, with a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will showcase “America’s Series” for the 15th time in the track’s storied history on Saturday evening, awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as points toward the $3,000, I-79 Summer Shootout championship point fund. Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star to visit PPMS victory lane, earning top honors on August 2, 2015.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 30. The drivers meeting is set to begin at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30 pm. More news and information can be found on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 29, 2016:
Event: Round 1 of I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Danny Holtgraver - 13.598 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cap Henry - 13.547 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brent Marks
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
1.21-Cap Henry, 13.547; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.662; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 13.670; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.674; 5.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.683; 6.19m-Brent Marks, 13.742; 7.12J-Logan Wagner, 13.749; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.765; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 13.816; 10.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.906; 11.10-Carl Bowser, 13.942; 12.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.958; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.031; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 14.042; 15.40-Caleb Helms, 14.142; 16.4-Danny Smith, 14.233; 17.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.241; 18.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.268; 19.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.332; 20.44-Joe McEwen, 14.598; 21.5X-Gale Ruth Jr., 14.741; 22.1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.115;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 12J-Logan Wagner[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 19-Joe Kubiniec[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 6. 44-Joe McEwen[6] ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 10-Carl Bowser[2] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 7. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 8. 12J-Logan Wagner[2]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[22] ; 7. 12J-Logan Wagner[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 9. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 10. 19m-Brent Marks[14] ; 11. 49-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 13. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[23] ; 17. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 18. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[21] ; 19. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[20] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 22. 44-Joe McEwen[17] ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard[18]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 29, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3394
2. Dale Blaney: 3346
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3300
4. Cap Henry: 3186
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3172
6. Kraig Kinser: 3080
7. T.J. Michael: 3064
8. Caleb Helms: 2924
9. Lee Jacobs: 2906
10. Andrew Palker: 2702

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

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

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

 

 

I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA Next for Arctic Cat All Stars, Three $5,000 prizes plus $3,000 point fund on the line

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 27, 2016) - For the final time in 2016, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their presence known in Western Pennsylvania, this time challenging the best of the best in the Keystone State, as well as a number of regional invaders, during the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA on Friday through Sunday, July 29-31.

The I-79 Summer Shootout will feature three consecutive days of Arctic Cat All Star competition at three different Western Pennsylvania facilities. The trio of tracks on the shootout agenda include Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway Park. It will be the first and only Arctic Cat All Star appearance of the 2016 season at each of the scheduled destinations, with only Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway hosting All Star competition during the last five years. Each event will award $5,000 top prizes, with an added $3,000 point fund also thrown into the mix. The point fund, awarding $1,200, $800, $500, $300, and $200 to positions one through five, respectively, will only come into play if two out of three events are contested.

The I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will kick start officially on Friday night, July 29, at the Eriez Speedway near Erie, Pennsylvania. It has been 35 years since the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made an appearance at the Erie oval, with only two recorded starts in series history. Smokey Snellbaker and Lee Osborne each earned main event victories with the most recent occurring in 1981.

Once competition at Eriez Speedway is complete, I-79 Summer Shootout competition will move south and continue at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 30. Arctic Cat All Star teams made two appearances at “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” in 2015 and welcomed two different winners to victory lane. Dale Blaney and Greg Wilson were each victorious with Blaney earning the most recent on Saturday, August 2.

The I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will come to a close at the Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday evening, July 31. It has been six years since Arctic Cat All Star teams invaded the Franklin facility with the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer earning the high honors. In terms of the I-79 Summer Shootout schedule, Tri-City Raceway Park has the richest history with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, hosting 17 prior events dating back to 1970.

The entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions roster is expected to be on hand during the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA including current series point leader Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H, owns one victory on the season, as well as 18 top-five finishes - the most of any competitor on tour in 2016. Defending series champion Dale Blaney will enter the weekend tripleheader currently second in the championship chase with five victories to his credit on the season, followed by fellow five-time main event winner Sheldon Haudenschild. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver and Cap Henry round out the top-five.

Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 12-noon on Friday afternoon, July 29. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 6, followed by hot laps at 7. Those seeking additional information should visit Eriez Speedway online at www.eriez-speedway.com.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will open its pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 30. The drivers meeting is set to begin at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30 pm. More news and information can be found on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Tri-City Raceway Park will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 31. The final I-79 Summer Shootout drivers meeting of the weekend will begin at 5, followed by Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 6. Visit www.tricityracewaypark.com for more information.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 27, 2016):

Chad Kemenah: 3254

Dale Blaney: 3196

Sheldon Haudenschild: 3154

Danny Holtgraver: 3046

Cap Henry: 3042

Kraig Kinser: 2972

T.J. Michael: 2930

Lee Jacobs: 2788

Caleb Helms: 2786

Andrew Palker: 2580

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

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

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

 

 

Rico Abreu Scores $12,500 for Dirt Classic Indiana Victory at Kokomo Speedway!

KOKOMO, IN (July 23, 2016) - Rico Abreu scored big on Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, earning the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana title worth $12,500 against Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Abreu took command officially on lap 24 of the 40-lap main event, using a textbook slide job to work beyond Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild. The victory, earned from the inside of row three, gives Abreu three on the season with the Arctic Cat All Stars, increasing his career total to five.

“I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight,” Rico Abreu said. “There was a lot stuff going on in Indianapolis. For you guys to choose to come racing with us instead is really cool and we all really appreciate it. I gotta thank the Dirt Classic staff, Tony Stewart, and the All Stars for making this happen. We just really enjoy doing this. Even on the bad nights, we still really enjoy this, and we should, because we are all pretty lucky to just be out here racing.”

Lined up according to points accumulated on Friday and Saturday, Friday night’s Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana winner Christopher Bell and five-time Arctic Cat All Star winner Sheldon Haudenschild led the 24 feature starters to green. Haudenschild jumped to the early advantage, leading Bell and Rico Abreu at the completion of lap one. Unfortunately for Haudenschild, early momentum would cease with red flag conditions halting the field on lap two. Randy Hannagan, Bryan Clauson, and Kraig Kinser were all involved and unharmed.

After a caution on lap two for a spinning Tyler Courtney, green flags waved for a third time with Sheldon Haudenschild still in charge, once again followed by Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu. Abreu made a big bid for the runner-up spot on lap four and made it stick, using another one of his textbook slide jobs in turns one and two.

Meanwhile, Haudenschild continued to roll the very topside of the speedway, opening up his advantage by a near straightaway. Traffic started to come into play for the first time on lap nine, slowing some of Haudenschild’s momentum. Abreu tried to work traffic as quickly as he could, sliding two and three cars at a time, but still had trouble closing in on the Haudenschild Racing/No. 93 entry.

By lap 24, Abreu worked his way within reach of the top spot and capitalized, using a monster slider to work underneath Haudenschild for the lead in traffic. Once obtaining control, Abreu never stumbled, surviving the remaining 16 circuits, as well as two additional cautions, to earn himself a trip to Dirt Classic Indiana victory lane. The St. Helena, California, native navigated the very top-shelf of the speedway for the majority of his campaign at the front of the field, opening his advantage to a near straightaway even during traffic.

“I was pretty good everywhere here tonight,” Abreu explained. “I could run the top and I could run the bottom. I knew the bottom was going to slow down eventually so I decided to work my way up to the top. I thought I heard somebody working up on the outside of me. I just worried about getting to the top and staying smooth. I had so much fun here tonight. Kokomo always puts on a great race. I am very happy to win in a winged sprint car here.”

After a four car battle for the last two podium spots, Jamie Veal and Chad Kemenah emerged. Veal worked his way forward from fourth to finish second, scoring a second consecutive podium performance during the Dirt Classic Indiana doubleheader at Kokomo Speedway. Kemenah climbed from the outside of row three to finish third.

Up next on the 2016 schedule, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the Keystone State for the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA; a trio of events along the Interstate 79 corridor in Western Pennsylvania. “America’s Series” will visit three facilities during their three day campaign, each hosting a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program worth $5,000 to the main event winner. In addition, a $3,000 point fund will also be awarded to the weekend’s top racers.

The I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will take shape on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 29-31, beginning with action the the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday night, July 29. Action will resume on Saturday, July 30, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania, followed by a visit to the Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 31. It will be the final Western Pennsylvania appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA should visit each facility live on the Web, or stay connected at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Kokomo Speedway - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Event: Dirt Classic Indiana *Show-up points only EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Randy Hannagan - 12.041 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: N/A Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brady Bacon All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jamie Veal Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Kraig Kinser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #6: Dave Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #7: Kody Kinser Classic Ink USA Heat #8: Carl Bowser JE Pistons Dash: N/A Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Rico Abreu MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Spencer Bayston Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Christopher Bell Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Heat 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 5. 71m-Dave Blaney[6] ; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[7] ; 7. 5-Chris Windom[4] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps) 1. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 4. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[6] ; 7. 2X-Spencer Bayston[7] ; 8. 85-Mike Terry[8] ; 9. 7S-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 10-Carl Bowser[8] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 9. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2]

Heat 5 - (10 Laps) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 3. 14-Christopher Bell[8] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]

Heat 6 - (10 Laps) 1. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[8] ; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody[9] ; 7. 5-Chris Windom[5] ; 8. 23-Jimmy Light[2]

Heat 7 - (10 Laps) 1. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ; 2. 2X-Spencer Bayston[2] ; 3. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[6] ; 4. 85-Mike Terry[1] ; 5. 71-Jamie Veal[8] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 9. 7S-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 8 - (10 Laps) 1. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[2] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[3]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 2X-Spencer Bayston[3] ; 3. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 5. 85-Mike Terry[9] ; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson[13] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[11] ; 8. 5-Chris Windom[1] ; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[8] ; 10. 7S-Joe Swanson[14] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 15. 12-Daniel Harding[15] ; 16. 7-Critter Malone[16]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 5. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[17] ; 10. 2-Parker Price-Miller[16] ; 11. 2X-Spencer Bayston[22] ; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 14. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser[13] ; 16. 23c-Tyler Courtney[18] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[24] ; 18. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[9] ; 19. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[14] ; 20. 1st-Gary Taylor[15] ; 21. 4K-Kody Kinser[19] ; 22. 10-Carl Bowser[23] ; 23. 17W-Bryan Clauson[12] ; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan[11]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 23, 2016):

Chad Kemenah: 3254

Dale Blaney: 3196

Sheldon Haudenschild: 3154

Danny Holtgraver: 3046

Cap Henry: 3042

Kraig Kinser: 2972

T.J. Michael: 2930

Lee Jacobs: 2788

Caleb Helms: 2786

Andrew Palker: 2580

 

 

Christopher Bell Earns Career First Arctic Cat All Star Victory During Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana

KOKOMO, IN (July 22, 2016) - For the first time in nearly ten years, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invaded the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, in an attempt to tame the Hoosier State’s “Baddest Bullring” during the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart. The weekend doubleheader launched officially on Friday night, July 22, with 37 Arctic Cat All Star sprint cars making the call. When the dust settled, it was recent Tony Stewart Racing hired gun Christopher Bell at the top of the heap, leading all 35 laps on the Kokomo Speedway quarter-mile to score his first ever All Star victory worth $5,000. Rico Abreu finished just behind Bell, followed by Aussie invader Jamie Veal.

“It’s every kid’s dream to drive a race car for Tony Stewart. I’m just glad we were able to get it done tonight,” Bell explained in victory lane. “These guys gave me an awesome car tonight. It got a little tricky there in traffic because you really have to let up your momentum to figure out how to work around the drivers in front of you. I almost gave it away there at one point, but we were able to get by that and park ourselves in victory lane.”

Christopher Bell, piloting the Tony Stewart Racing/No. 14, jumped out to an early advantage ahead of recent Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and Rico Abreu at the completion of lap one. After a pair of cautions, which halted action on lap two and lap three, green flag conditions would return with Christopher Bell maintaining his position at the front of the field. The Norman, Oklahoma, native extended his advantage quickly, using the very topside of the Kokomo quarter-mile. Even when traffic started to intensify, Bell kept his composure, moving to various parts of the surface to navigate traffic. At one point, Bell’s advantage stretched to nearly a straightaway.

Meanwhile, action for second, third, fourth, and fifth intensified. Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon, Rico Abreu, and Chad Kemenah all battled continuously, utilizing slide jobs in turns one and two, as well as turns three and four, in an attempt to advance positions. By the time caution lights reappeared on lap 15, Bryan Clauson, who started on the outside of the front row, settled himself into the runner-up position, with Chad Kemenah, the main event’s fifth starter, just behind, each chasing Bell’s Tony Stewart Racing entry.

After the caution on lap 15, green flag conditions would return once again. Christopher Bell returned to the topside of the speedway, using clean air and an open track once again to his advantage. Bryan Clauson continued to chase the No. 14 from the runner-up spot, with Jamie Veal working his way forward from sixth to battle for third by lap 22. Veal’s campaign in third was eventually challenged and taken over by Rico Abreu, using a traditional Kokomo Speedway slide job.

Unfortunately for Bell, main event action would come to a stop three laps before the finish, this time for Bryan Clauson. Clauson, who was now racing hard with Rico Abreu for second in the running order, made contact with the turn four wall, sending the Matt Wood Racing/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/No. 17W entry for a ride, ultimately bringing out the red flag. Abreu would inherit second, just ahead of Jamie Veal.

Despite the distraction, Christopher Bell would keep control and lead the last three circuits to capture the $5,000 top prize, capping off a near clean sweep; qualifying sixth quick, winning his respective heat race, winning the dash, and dominating 35-lap main event.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Kokomo Speedway invasion on Saturday evening, July 23, with the Dirt Classic Indiana finale. The $12,500-to-win showcase will feature a unique, non-points format for the Arctic Cat All Stars, utilizing two sets of heat races, each accumulating points to help set the lineup for the evening’s main event. The Dirt Classic Indiana winner will take home the cash, as well as a golden ticket; receiving an automatic bid to start in the Dirt Classic Ohio main event at Attica Raceway Park over Labor Day weekend.

Kokomo Speedway pit gates will swing back open at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 23. The Dirt Classic Indiana drivers meeting will begin at 6, followed by hot laps at 7. Those seeking additional information should visit Dirt Classic live on the Web at www.dirtclassic.com. Other news can be found online at www.kokomospeedway.net. If weather becomes a factor, the Dirt Classic Indiana program will be moved to Sunday, July 24 with similar start times. Information will be released if necessary.

Contingency Awards/Results: Kokomo Speedway - Friday, July 22, 2016: Event: Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Bryan Clauson - 11.693 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: (Second Quick) Tyler Courtney - 11.258 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dale Blaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Christopher Bell Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Holtgraver Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg JE Pistons Dash: Christopher Bell Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chris Windom (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Tyler Courtney (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.99-Brady Bacon, 11.139; 2.23c-Tyler Courtney, 11.258; 3.71-Jamie Veal, 11.262; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.353; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.354; 6.14-Christopher Bell, 11.425; 7.24-Rico Abreu, 11.680; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 11.686; 9.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.694; 10.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.744; 11.1st-Gary Taylor, 11.788; 12.17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.907; 13.21-Cap Henry, 11.929; 14.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 11.956; 15.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.959; 16.4-Danny Smith, 12.044; 17.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.086; 18.71m-Dave Blaney, 12.122; 19.3G-Brandon Wimmer, 12.144; 20.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.247; 21.23-Jimmy Light, 12.372; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.422; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.437; 24.12-Daniel Harding, 12.452; 25.5-Chris Windom, 12.535; 26.O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.540; 27.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.548; 28.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.579; 29.10-Carl Bowser, 12.637; 30.40-Caleb Helms, 12.660; 31.2X-Spencer Bayston, 12.722; 32.4K-Kody Kinser, 12.734; 33.7S-Joe Swanson, 13.010; 34.7-Critter Malone, 13.368; 35.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.402; 36.85-Mike Terry, 13.478; 37.99M-Kyle Moody, 13.571;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. 5-Chris Windom[9] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[8] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[5] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 9. 2X-Spencer Bayston[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[5] ; 6. 7-Critter Malone[7] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[9] ; 8. 85-Mike Terry[8] ; 9. 7S-Joe Swanson[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[8] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 6. 71-Jamie Veal[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 3. 5-Chris Windom[8] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 5. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[4] ; 7. 2X-Spencer Bayston[12] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 10. 7-Critter Malone[14] ; 11. 85-Mike Terry[16] ; 12. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 13. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody[17] ; 15. 7S-Joe Swanson[13] ; 16. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[6]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps) 1. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[6] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 11. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[13] ; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[14] ; 14. 5-Chris Windom[23] ; 15. 23c-Tyler Courtney[21] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser[17] ; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 19. 2-Parker Price-Miller[18] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[22] ; 21. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[24] ; 23. 71m-Dave Blaney[15] ; 24. 4K-Kody Kinser[20] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[19]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 22, 2016):

Chad Kemenah: 3174

Dale Blaney: 3116

Sheldon Haudenschild: 3074

Danny Holtgraver: 2966

Cap Henry: 2962

Kraig Kinser: 2892

T.J. Michael: 2850

Lee Jacobs: 2708

Caleb Helms: 2706

Andrew Palker: 2500

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

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

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Will Invade Kokomo Speedway for Dirt Classic Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2016) - For the first time in nearly ten years, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade the quarter-mile bullring of Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The northern Indiana short track, known widely for its multi-grooved, high-paced, non-wing entertainment, will host “America’s Series” on back-to-back nights this Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, highlighted with the Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart worth $12,500 on Saturday evening. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday night, July 22, with a full-point program for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions worth $5,000.

After Friday night’s Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana featuring the Arctic Cat All Stars, complete with a full program of qualifying time trials, heat races, and main event, the Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart format will take over on Saturday utilizing a special lineup and finishing points procedure. Points will be tallied during the entire program using results from two sets of heat races, ultimately determining Saturday night’s main event lineup. Results from Friday night will also come into play for the Dirt Classic Indiana portion of the weekend, helping set the heat race lineups for Saturday.

Some of the region’s finest are expected to be on hand during the entire Dirt Classic Indiana weekend at Kokomo Speedway, including many non-wing sprint car specialists who will put the wing on. Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, and Jimmy Light all plan to join in on the action at the Kokomo bullring, each bringing a level of non-wing expertise to the Arctic Cat All Star stage. Clauson is a recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, capturing the Sharon Speedway stop during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge into Kokomo Speedway on Friday and Saturday as the current series point leader. Kemenah, a former Arctic Cat All Star champion, is a one-time main event winner on tour thus far in 2016, capturing $5,000 at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The pilot of the familiar Hunter Racing/No. 10H entry owns 16 top-five finishes in 26 main event starts, the most of any full-time Arctic Cat All Star traveler.

Defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney currently finds himself second in the championship chase with five victories on the season, followed by fellow five-time winner in 2016 Sheldon Haudenschild.

Kokomo Speedway will open pit gates for the Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon, July 22. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:30.

Pit gates will swing back open at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 23. The Dirt Classic Indiana drivers meeting will begin at 6, followed by hot laps at 7. Those seeking additional information should visit Dirt Classic live on the Web at www.dirtclassic.com. Other news can be found online at www.kokomospeedway.net.

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

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

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Television Schedule Announced, Wilmot Raceway Event will make American Sports Network Debut this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (July 19, 2016) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their 2016 television debut this Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, with scheduled air times all across the United States. Sprint car enthusiasts from coast to coast will be able to witness all of the open wheel action on American Sports Network, available on select channels including those in major areas of the Midwest and Northeast where Arctic Cat All Star competition is headquartered. Network affiliates on the broadcast schedule include My Network TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, CW, Retro, and CBS2.

Tape delayed competition from the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, will be the first of six Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events to be shown on American Sports Network. Competition from Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, and Atomic Speedway will also be broadcast over the course of the next several months. Television viewers will have the opportunity to witness a few of the season’s more memorable Arctic Cat All Star programs such as Ohio Sprint Speedweek, the Lou Blaney Memorial, Dirt Classic Indiana, and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

Each event broadcast will be an hour in duration, complete with a qualifying recap, heat race results, b-main, and the evening’s main event. Be sure to check your local listings for exact air times and broadcast dates.

Tape-Delayed Television Schedule (full listing in the attachment): May 21 - Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, Wisconsin - July 23-24, 30 May 27 - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - July 30-31 June 25 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale - August 6-7 July 9 - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, Ohio - Lou Blaney Memorial - August 13-14, 18 July 23 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - Dirt Classic Indiana - August 20-21, 24 October 21/22 - Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, Ohio - All Star Championship Finale - (Air Date: TBD)

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Scores $10,000 during 8th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
First ever Arctic Cat All Star victory at Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 9, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver scored the largest Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of his career on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, claiming the eighth annual Lou Blaney Memorial worth $10,000. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native led all 30 circuits at the Hartford, Ohio, oval, surviving a last restart bobble to eventually hold back fourth row starter Sheldon Haudenschild and Ohio veteran Dean Jacobs at the final checkers. Holtgraver now owns two Arctic Cat All Star wins in 2016, raising his career win total to 11.

“I had to keep things exciting I guess,” explained Danny Holtgraver regarding the main event’s last restart. “I didn’t quite get the restart that I wanted. I’m not sure if I was nervous, or just excited, but all that matters is we made it through it and got this one. This means so much to this team. I can’t thank everyone enough. These guys have been giving me some awesome race cars lately. I’m having so much fun.”

Danny Holtgraver started second on the main event grid, jumping to an early advantage over Josh Baughman and Caleb Griffith. After two cautions on lap two, one of which involving Josh Baughman with nose wing damage, green flag competition resumed with Holtgraver holding the point. The pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/No. 70 reached the tail of the field by lap five, navigating safely on the topside of the speedway before approaching even heavier traffic by lap ten. In the meantime, Dean Jacobs, who started fifth on the feature grid, worked his way into second on lap four, setting chase on Holtgraver’s Premier Motorsports entry. Despite the traffic, Jacobs never lost sight of the leader, keeping Holtgraver within a few car lengths until caution lights reappeared on lap 19.

Competition resumed with Holtgraver maintaining his position at the front of the field, flanked by Dean Jacobs and now Sheldon Haudenschild. Six more laps would be completed with the same running order, only to be stopped by caution lights on lap 25, setting up a clear track and clean air once again for Danny Holtgraver.

Not without a restart hiccup, nearly making contact with the front stretch wall, Holtgraver brought the field back to green for the final time of the night. Sheldon Haudenschild made a surge to second on lap 25, driving by Dean Jacobs who started to feel the effects of a damaged nose wing. Even after the stumble, clean air and a clear track proved to be an advantage for Holtgraver, driving on to secure $10,000 by nearly two seconds. It was his first ever Lou Blaney Memorial title and his first ever Arctic Cat All Star victory at Sharon Speedway.

“It was just a great night all together,” Holtgraver explained. “This team has been on a pretty good streak lately. Everything is really clicking and we’ve been getting more and more comfortable with each other. We’re having so much fun. That’s probably the most important part. The stress is gone and the pressure is gone. We can get to the track and just enjoy what we are doing. I can’t wait to try to do it again next weekend.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with an appearance at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. “America’s Series” will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during their appearance at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, taking part in the 33rd annual Kings Royal. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will officially join the Kings Royal agenda during the $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday night, July 16. The appearance will be worth show up points only. Shane Stewart is the defending event winner, scoring the $50,000 top prize over Jason Johnson and Rico Abreu a year ago.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway should visit the “Big E” online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 9, 2016:
Event: 8th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dean Jacobs - 13.071 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 12.990 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Josh Baughman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2:Caleb Griffith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild
Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Bryan Sebetto
JE Pistons Dash: Josh Baughman
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Danny Holtgraver
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 12.990; 2.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.008; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.138; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 13.166; 5.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.169; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.179; 7.17-Josh Baughman, 13.214; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.253; 9.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.333; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.379; 11.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.414; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.427; 13.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.458; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 13.464; 15.40-Caleb Helms, 13.472; 16.49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.494; 17.73-Chris Andrews, 13.522; 18.21-Cap Henry, 13.530; 19.10-Carl Bowser, 13.545; 20.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.553; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.694; 22.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.701; 23.46-Michael Bauer, 13.727; 24.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.789; 25.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.792; 26.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.876; 27.13-Brandon Matus, 13.889; 28.2-AJ Flick, 13.984; 29.4N-Jim Morris, 14.030; 30.57-Gary Edwards, 14.048; 31.4W-Eric Williams, 14.182; 32.33-Brent Matus, 14.222; 33.23M-Lance Moss, 14.256; 34.23-Darren Pifer, 14.259; 35.O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.334; 36.24-Alex Paden, 14.390; 37.1R-Gale Ruth Jr., 14.649; 38.4C-Paul Kish, 15.083; 39.12X-Michael Flynn, 16.059;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 46-Michael Bauer[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr.[9] ; 8. 4W-Eric Williams[8] ; 9. 4C-Paul Kish[10] ; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 23M-Lance Moss[10] ; 7. 2-AJ Flick[9] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[8] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 19-Joe Kubiniec[2] ; 4. 4N-Jim Morris[1] ; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger[7] ; 6. 57-Gary Edwards[5] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[8] ; 8. 12X-Michael Flynn[9] ; 9. 23-Darren Pifer[6]

Dash - (6 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 6. 2-AJ Flick[10] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 11. 23M-Lance Moss[14] ; 12. 57-Gary Edwards[11] ; 13. 24-Alex Paden[16] ; 14. 4W-Eric Williams[12] ; 15. 4C-Paul Kish[18] ; 16. 12X-Michael Flynn[19] ; 17. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 18. 23-Darren Pifer[15] ; 19. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr.[17]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[12] ; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[14] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[11] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[24] ; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[22] ; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard[26] ; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs[21] ; 18. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 19. 46-Michael Bauer[17] ; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 21. 19-Joe Kubiniec[13] ; 22. 73-Chris Andrews[19] ; 23. 4N-Jim Morris[16] ; 24. 17-Josh Baughman[1] ; 25. O8-Dan Kuriger[20] ; 26. 60-Kory Crabtree[25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings:
1. Chad Kemenah - 2952
2. Dale Blaney - 2904
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 2856
4. Cap Henry - 2764
5. Danny Holtgraver - 2756
6. Kraig Kinser - 2696
7. T.J. Michael - 2660
8. Lee Jacobs - 2522
9. Caleb Helms - 2512
10. Andrew Palker - 2318

 

 

$10,000 Lou Blaney Memorial On Deck for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS (July 6, 2016) - Highlighted as one of the highest paying, single-day programs on the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, the 8th annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway is just around the corner, set to light up the Hartford, Ohio, sky on Saturday evening, July 9. Race enthusiasts will be treated to a complete Arctic Cat All Star program, joined by The Mod Tour big block modifieds to help create a “must see” dirt experience. It will be the second and final Sharon Speedway appearance by the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

Assembled as one of the most talented rosters in recent series history, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be joined by many of the area’s best during the $10,000-to-win, Lou Blaney Memorial program including most of Western Pennsylvania’s finest, Ohio’s elite, and some of the region’s brightest, traveling stars.

Thirty-five Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars packed the Hartford venue in 2015 for the Lou Blaney Memorial. Drivers represented five states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, and Washington, eventually conquered by the Buckeye State. Sheldon Haudenschild, a nearby Wooster, Ohio, native and most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016, is the defending Lou Blaney Memorial champion, holding off Ryan Smith and Caleb Helms at the final checkers for $10,000.

“Definitely excited to get back to Sharon for the Lou Blaney Memorial,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “It’s one of the biggest paying races on our schedule, so of course we’re ready to get back there. I think our game plan this year will be similar to last year; put ourselves in a good position early and work for a starting spot up front. We have to capitalize right from the start. It’s going to be tough, but we’re ready for it. Winning this race last year was really special. We’ll try as hard as we can to double-up.”

Despite Haudenschild being the most recent winner, Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Sharon Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The former four-time All Star champion owns one victory on the season, as well as 18 top-ten finishes in 24 feature starts. The Findlay, Ohio, native stands on top of the current championship chase over defending titlist Dale Blaney by 46 markers. Sheldon Haudenschild, a five-time main event winner thus far in 2016, finds himself third in the title hunt, followed by Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver.

Sharon Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 9. Fans will have access to the main grounds beginning as early as 1:00 pm. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, with hot laps to follow at 6. Racing is scheduled to hit the dirt at 7, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/6/2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 2810 2. Dale Blaney: 2764 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2710 4. Cap Henry: 2634 5. Danny Holtgraver: 2606 6. Kraig Kinser: 2558 7. T.J. Michael: 2540 8. Lee Jacobs: 2406 9. Caleb Helms: 2378 10. Andrew Palker: 2190

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Sweeps Independence Day Weekend Swing by Claiming Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Michigan (July 3, 2016) - For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Much like Saturday night at Hartford Speedway, Haudenschild dominated the Dirty 30 main event, leading all 30 laps from the front row to score his fifth Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season. The Wooster, Ohio, native is now tied with Dale Blaney for the most feature wins on the Arctic Cat All Star tour in 2016, raising his career bar to 11.

“Once again, Bonzai and Zach had this car right where it needed to be. They are really making my job easy,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “We’ve never had a weekend like this. This is just awesome. To get two All Star wins is really special. It definitely helps our point situation. I feel like we are just now getting going. We have some bigger events coming up so we’re just gonna keep working.”

Sheldon Haudenschild started second on the feature grid alongside Cap Henry. After a red on the initial start, the Inaugural Dirty 30 main event would officially get underway with Haudenschild earning the early advantage. By lap five, the pilot of the familiar Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 stretched his advantage to nearly a straightaway, utilizing his preferred line at the top of the speedway, even maintaining that advantage while negotiating traffic.

After the red on the initial start, three additional cautions halted the 30-lap main event, each erasing a near half-track advantage for Sheldon Haudenschild. The momentum pause never created a problem for Haudenschild, returning to a lengthy lead after each restart. The evening’s final caution appeared on lap 28, setting up a green-white-checkered restart. Even then, Haudenschild was unchallenged, racing ahead to score a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star victory. On a special note, Haudenschild led every main event lap of Independence Day weekend, a grand total of 55 circuits.

“Downtown” Danny Holtgraver finished second after starting fifth on the feature grid. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native made his way to second by lap six, maintaining that position for the remaining distance. Kraig Kinser finished third, climbing ahead from the outside of row six.

“We got a great start there. I just focused on hitting my lines,” Haudenschild said. “The track was perfect. I’m not sure where second and third were behind me, but I feel like they could have kept up with me on the bottom if they had to. I felt like I could get through lappers really well once we got to them because they were all kinda stuck on the bottom. I just cruised around there. I don’t even know what to say.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, July 9, back at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The 8th annual Lou Blaney Memorial will headline competition at the state-of-the-art racing facility, awarding a $10,000 top prize to the main event winner. It will be the second and final Sharon Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016. “BC” Bryan Clauson is the most recent Sharon Speedway feature winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, scoring an Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory on Tuesday evening, June 21.

Sharon Speedway will open Lou Blaney Memorial gates at 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 9. Pit gates will officially swing open at 3:00 pm, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting at 5:30. Racing is scheduled to hit the dirt at 7, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: I-96 Speedway - Sunday, July 3, 2016:
Event: Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.004 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.400 seconds *NTR
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Andrew Palker
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Jordan Mackison
JE Pistons Dash: Cap Henry
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dean Jacobs (+12)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.400; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.570; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.578; 4.7C-Taylor Ferns, 13.630; 5.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.640; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.645; 7.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.675; 8.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.814; 9.21-Cap Henry, 13.822; 10.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.830; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 13.911; 12.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.970; 13.10-Carl Bowser, 13.987; 14.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.009; 15.12-Daniel Harding, 14.028; 16.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.045; 17.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.072; 18.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.099; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 14.102; 20.11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.141; 21.19Z-Douglas Zimmerman, 14.148; 22.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.207; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.220; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 14.288; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.389; 26.7-Joe Swanson, 14.418; 27.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.435; 28.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.467; 29.27-Brad Lamberson, 14.536; 30.23-Russel Borland, 14.546; 31.27K-Bradley Wickham, 14.971; 32.81-Lee Jacobs, 99.150;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 23c-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec[6] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 7C-Taylor Ferns[4] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 8. 27K-Bradley Wickham[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 5. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[6] ; 6. 19Z-Douglas Zimmerman[1] ; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 1080-Jordan Mackison[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 6. 23-Russel Borland[8] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 4. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 12-Daniel Harding[1] ; 2. 23-Russel Borland[9] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[5] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 5. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 6. 19-Joe Kubiniec[2] ; 7. 19Z-Douglas Zimmerman[3] ; 8. 27K-Bradley Wickham[10] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[7] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 7. 23c-Tyler Courtney[9] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[21] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8] ; 13. 23-Russel Borland[18] ; 14. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20] ; 15. 27-Brad Lamberson[22] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison[23] ; 19. 7C-Taylor Ferns[16] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 21. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison[24] ; 24. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[19]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/3/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 2810
2. Dale Blaney: 2764
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2710
4. Cap Henry: 2634
5. Danny Holtgraver: 2606
6. Kraig Kinser: 2558
7. T.J. Michael: 2540
8. Lee Jacobs: 2406
9. Caleb Helms: 2378
10. Andrew Palker: 2190

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

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

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

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off Dale Blaney for Arctic Cat All Star Victory at Hartford Speedway, Inaugural Dirty 30 On Deck

HARTFORD, Michigan (July 2, 2016) - Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild held off one of the best in the business for 25 laps on Saturday night, July 2, at Hartford Speedway, clinching a tenth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his first ever at the Hartford, Michigan, half-mile. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 started from the pole position and led every lap of the “King of Michigan” program, holding off fellow front row starter Dale Blaney and recently crowned Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Chad Kemenah at the final checkers. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star victory, the fourth of his 2016 campaign, was worth $5,000.

“Bonzai Bruns and Zach Ames have this car rolling right now,” Haudenschild explained. “That makes my job a lot easier. That track was awesome tonight. It feels really good to have four wins in one season. I don’t think we’ve ever done that before. We’ll take this one and move on from here.”

Clean air and momentum were key elements in Haudenschild’s dominate performance at the front of the field. A perfect jump during the opening green flag allowed Haudenschild to establish both, all while utilizing the very topside of the speedway. Dale Blaney would settle into second, followed by Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser at the completion of lap one.

By lap five, Haudenschild worked to a sizeable lead over Dale Blaney and Kraig Kinser, only to lose that advantage due to a caution on lap six. Green flag conditions resumed with Haudenschild returning to the topside of the speedway. The distance separating Haudenschild and Blaney returned to a half-straightaway, only to be halted once more for a caution on lap ten.

Dale Blaney’s strongest challenge to overtake the top spot occurred during the lap ten restart when the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion dived to the bottom of turn one in an attempt to slide in front of Haudenschild. Haudenschild used momentum to power back around Blaney at the exit of turn two, ultimately resetting his familiar pace at the front of the running order.

Haudenschild and Blaney reached traffic for the first and only time on lap 15, each having to negotiate slower cars for three circuits before caution conditions appeared again on lap 18. In the meantime, Danny Holtgraver worked his way to third in the running order from fifth, tracked by sixth row starter Chad Kemenah.

One last caution halted the feature field on lap 21, resulting in a last-ditch effort for Dale Blaney. Unfortunately for Blaney, his efforts were not threatening, maintaining second at the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild went on to win the “King of Michigan” program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Dale Blaney finished second, followed by Chad Kemenah from 12th, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.

“I saw Dale (Blaney) get below me there in one and two,” Haudenschild said. “I knew I would have to get to the top a little quicker during any other restarts. I think clean air really helped us, but I wasn’t afraid of the slower cars. I feel like I would have worked through them, maybe even a little bit better than Dale. I had a really good car and I feel like I could have raced it anywhere. I just never had to go to the bottom. We’re excited to try again tomorrow.”

Tony Stewart Presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, will wrap up Independence Day weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. It will be the final Michigan appearance of the 2016 season for the Arctic Cat All Stars, awarding a $5,000 winner’s share after 30 laps of green flag competition. In addition, the UMP super late models will also be on the Dirty 30 agenda competing for a $1,500 top prize. The evening will conclude with a holiday fireworks display.

Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 3. Main stands will open at 3, with the Tony Stewart autograph session beginning at 4:30. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 7. More news and information will be released later in the week. For more news and information, visit I-96 Speedway on the Web at www.i96speedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Hartford Speedway - Saturday, July 2, 2016: Event: “King of Michigan” EMi Driver’s Meeting: 33 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dallas Hewitt - 16.510 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Randy Hannagan - 16.873 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dallas Hewitt All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Bill Balog Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Russel Borland (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Taylor Ferns (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.11N-Randy Hannagan, 16.873; 2.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.915; 3.1-Dale Blaney, 16.934; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.998; 5.21-Cap Henry, 17.012; 6.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.177; 7.71H-Brad Lamberson, 17.205; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.285; 9.17B-Bill Balog, 17.285; 10.11R-Chase Ridenour, 17.287; 11.7C-Taylor Ferns, 17.313; 12.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 17.426; 13.10-Carl Bowser, 17.475; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 17.527; 15.51-Roger Campbell, 17.534; 16.2M-Dustin Daggett, 17.643; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.665; 18.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 17.669; 19.40-Caleb Helms, 17.674; 20.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.693; 21.19-Joe Kubiniec, 17.738; 22.12-Daniel Harding, 17.834; 23.25M-Ken Mackey, 17.871; 24.1A-Mark Aldrich, 17.940; 25.35R-Ronnie Blair, 17.968; 26.23-Russel Borland, 18.006; 27.7-Joe Swanson, 18.104; 28.38-DJ Foos, 18.127; 29.1080-Jordan Mackison, 18.314; 30.95-Hunter Mackison, 18.380; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.510; 32.19M-Brett Mann, 99.040; 33.81-Lee Jacobs, 99.480;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[2] ; 4. 12-Daniel Harding[6] ; 5. 71H-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 6. 10-Carl Bowser[5] ; 7. 23-Russel Borland[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 5. 7C-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[6] ; 7. 7-Joe Swanson[7] ; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 17B-Bill Balog[2] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[5] ; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair[7] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 38-DJ Foos[7] ; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec[5] ; 8. 1A-Mark Aldrich[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 7. 71H-Brad Lamberson[4] ; 8. 17B-Bill Balog[5]

B-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 2. 38-DJ Foos[9] ; 3. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 4. 23-Russel Borland[7] ; 5. 51-Roger Campbell[2] ; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 7. 1A-Mark Aldrich[5] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[3] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[8] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[10] ; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison[11]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[14] ; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett[13] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 12. 11R-Chase Ridenour[11] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 14. 23-Russel Borland[24] ; 15. 17B-Bill Balog[8] ; 16. 7C-Taylor Ferns[18] ; 17. 10-Carl Bowser[21] ; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[20] ; 19. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 20. 49H-Bradley Howard[25] ; 21. 38-DJ Foos[22] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 23. 71H-Brad Lamberson[7] ; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[17] ; 25. 25M-Ken Mackey[23]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/2/2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 2668 2. Dale Blaney: 2656 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2560 4. Cap Henry: 2496 5. Danny Holtgraver: 2460 6. T.J. Michael: 2434 7. Kraig Kinser: 2414 8. Lee Jacobs: 2326 9. Caleb Helms: 2260 10. Andrew Palker: 2080

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

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

 

 

Hype Continues to Build for Mega Michigan Weekend featuring Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2016) - In just a few days, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Michigan for the final time of 2016, bringing along some of the finest open wheel competitors to ever sit behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. The Arctic Cat All Stars will be joined by drivers and teams from all areas of the world during Independence Day weekend, representing nearly ten states and two countries stretching from western New York to Sydney, Australia.

The Michigan doubleheader will feature back-to-back Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions programs awarding $5,000 each, igniting officially with the “King of Michigan” on Saturday night, July 2, at Hartford Speedway. It will be the seventh Hartford Speedway visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars since 1995.

Independence Day weekend will resume for “America’s Series” on Sunday night, July 3, with the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway near Lake Odessa. The Dirty 30 event will not only feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, but also a UMP super late model program awarding a $1,500 top prize. Adding to a lengthy All Star/Michigan tradition, the Sunday night, July 3, showcase will be the 33rd appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars at I-96 Speedway since 1988.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points battle has been the hot topic of discussion since the conclusion of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on June 25. Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah reclaimed control from six-time and defending series champion Dale Blaney. Kemenah, who recently wrapped up a second career Ohio Sprint Speedweek title, holds a mere 14 point advantage in the championship standings, his first time on top since early May. Sheldon Haudenschild sits 114 points behind Kemenah in third, followed by Cap Henry and Plano, Texas, native T.J. Michael. Michael, the leading Arctic Cat All Star rookie contender, is one of two Texans scheduled to be on hand during the Michigan doubleheader

In addition to Ohio and Texas, Indiana and Pennsylvania are also represented inside the top-ten of the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Kraig Kinser, the son of 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser, hails from Bloomington, Indiana, and is currently seventh in the updated point standings. Danny Holtgraver, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native and former Lernerville Speedway track champion, is currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star point standings, earning a victory at Wilmot Raceway in late May.

Other drivers and areas expected to be represented during portions of the Michigan doubleheader include Joe Kubiniec of Lockport, New York; Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Missouri; Josh Baughman of Odessa, Texas; Chad Blonde of Litchfield, Michigan; and Stuart Williams of Sydney, Australia, now residing in the Buckeye State.

Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 2. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 6:50, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the “King of Michigan” event should visit Hartford Speedway live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 3. Main stands will open at 3, with the Tony Stewart autograph session scheduled for 4:30. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 7. More news and information will be released later in the week. Stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com and www.i96speedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/30/2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 2524 2. Dale Blaney: 2510 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410 4. Cap Henry: 2360 5. T.J. Michael: 2328 6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320 7. Kraig Kinser: 2276 8. Lee Jacobs: 2212 9. Caleb Helms: 2136 10. Andrew Palker: 1978

 

 

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Stand Ready for Independence Day Weekend Doubleheader in Michigan,

Series Leaves Ohio Sprint Speedweek with Momentum Boost and New Points Leader

INDIANAPOLIS (June 28, 2016) - For the second and final time in 2016, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade areas of southern Michigan, set to battle the best in the region for a pair of $5,000 top prizes, each of which headlining an ultimate Independence Day weekend doubleheader for open wheel enthusiasts. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit two different dirt ovals during their trek through The Great Lakes State, kicking off with competition at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, on Saturday, July 2. The holiday weekend will hit another gear on Sunday, July 3, when Tony Stewart presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.

“The upcoming weekend is going to be a ‘must see’ for our fans in Michigan,” explained Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Our talented group of full-time teams will join many from around the region during each of the scheduled events this Saturday and Sunday. With this being our last trip to Michigan in 2016, it gives Michigan fans, and other area fans, one last opportunity to witness some of the best open wheel racing in the Midwest this summer. With the weather looking great for both Saturday and Sunday, we expect a fantastic weekend of racing. I can’t wait to get up there.”

Independence Day weekend will launch officially for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, July 2, at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan. The “King of Michigan” program will feature not only a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, but also programs for the GLSS ‘360’ sprint cars and the MTS non-wing sprint cars. Arctic Cat All Star travelers made one appearance at the facility in 2015, welcoming the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney to the victory circle. Current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Chad Kemenah finished just behind Blaney, followed by Michigan favorite Dustin Daggett.

The second half of the Arctic Cat All Star Michigan doubleheader will commence on Sunday evening, July 3, at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Tony Stewart presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 will headline competition at the Lake Odessa speed plant, welcoming Arctic Cat All Star competitors for the first and only time in 2016. The “King” Steve Kinser earned the Arctic Cat All Star victory at I-96 Speedway in 2015, keeping Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild at bay, followed by “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver. The UMP late models will also be on the Sunday night agenda at I-96 Speedway with the winner going home with $1,500.

As previously announced, the first 100 fans who purchased tickets online, reserved or general admission, for the Inaugural Dirty 30 will have the opportunity to meet Tony Stewart during a private autograph session. With those 100 spots already accounted for, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are now pleased to announce that the first 50 ticket buyers through the front gates on Sunday at I-96 Speedway will also have access to the Tony Stewart autograph session. More details to follow later in the week.

Chad Kemenah, recently crowned Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion for the second time in his career, will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge into Michigan during Independence Day weekend. Kemenah, pilot of the familiar Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/10H, stands on top of the standings with a 14 point cushion over defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, and the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael round out the current top-five.

“We want to make Independence Day weekend something special for Arctic Cat All Star fans,” explained Tony Stewart. “We hope to make this weekend an annual occurrence.”

Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 2. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 6:50, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the “King of Michigan” event should visit Hartford Speedway live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 3. Main stands will open at 3, with the Tony Stewart autograph session to follow. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 7. More news and information will be released later in the week. Stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com and www.i96speedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/28/2016):

1. Chad Kemenah: 2524

2. Dale Blaney: 2510

3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410

4. Cap Henry: 2360

5. T.J. Michael: 2328

6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320

7. Kraig Kinser: 2276

8. Lee Jacobs: 2212

9. Caleb Helms: 2136

10. Andrew Palker: 1978

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Jac Haudenschild Earns $10,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale at Eldora Speedway, Chad Kemenah Earns Overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek Title

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 25, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar Phoenix Racing/No. 59, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 17, surviving traffic and constant pressure from Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer on the very topside of the speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native now owns 30 career victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which occurring during the 2016 season. Tim Shaffer would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.

“The car was just really good all night long,” said Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Feels good to be back with this team. This is a big win for us. We’ll be back at Eldora Speedway next month, so we’ll try to keep this going and get another one.”

Jac Haudenschild won the battle, but Chad Kemenah won the war, claiming the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title worth $1,000. It is a second ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship for the Alvada, Ohio, native and a first ever title for car owner Rob Hunter. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second in the overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title chase, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dean Jacobs, and Kraig Kinser.

“This is a really big deal for our team,” explained Chad Kemenah regarding his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title. “My car owner (Rob Hunter) has never won an Ohio Sprint Speedweek title. It’s especially special for us because some of our biggest supporters are here tonight at Eldora Speedway with us. This is a really big momentum boost for our team. Rob and Rita Hunter consistently give us great race cars and great equipment to work with. We’re racing good and that allows us to have a lot of fun.”

With the runner-up finish during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, Chad Kemenah officially takes control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, holding a mere 14 point advantage over defending champion Dale Blaney leading into Independence Day weekend.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a pair of events in the state of Michigan. “America’s Series” will invade Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway during Independence Day weekend, highlighted with the inaugural Dirty 30 presented by Tony Stewart at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa on Sunday, July 3. Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will kick off the holiday weekend doubleheader with competition on Saturday night, July 2. Each program will award $5,000.

Dirty 30 tickets at I-96 Speedway are now on sale. Those interested should visit www.allstarsprint.com, or visit Ticketforce online at https://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1474.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming events at Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net and www.i96speedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 25, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #8
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 13.611 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kraig Kinser - 13.377 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jamie Veal
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jac Haudenschild
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+9)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: James McFadden
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)

Lincoln Electric Qualifying
1.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.377; 2.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.400; 3.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.417; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.429; 5.71-Jamie Veal, 13.433; 6.59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.439; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.498; 8.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.507; 9.22-Cole Duncan, 13.511; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.517; 11.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 13.568; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.604; 13.17-Josh Baughman, 13.628; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 13.693; 15.91-Cale Thomas, 13.706; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.725; 17.26-Tayler Malsam, 13.729; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.742; 19.4-Danny Smith, 13.751; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 21.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.786; 22.21-Cap Henry, 13.795; 23.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.816; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.983; 25.12-Daniel Harding, 13.985; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 14.016; 27.3G-James McFadden, 14.034; 28.15-Brandon Whited, 14.184; 29.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.307; 30.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 14.308; 31.83-Adam Cruea, 14.490; 32.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.521; 33.7-Joe Swanson, 14.550; 34.85-Mike Terry, 14.624; 35.57X-Andrew Palker, 93.509; 36.51-Roger Campbell, 94.146;

Kistler Racing Products Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[7] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 85-Mike Terry[8]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[6]

Kistler Engines Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson[6] ; 7. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

JE Pistons Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[5]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 3. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[13] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[15] ; 12. 85-Mike Terry[14] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 14. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 15. 83-Adam Cruea[11] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]

Arctic Cat A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[13] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[18] ; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 13. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 14. 12-Daniel Harding[21] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[24] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 17. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[14] ; 18. 91-Cale Thomas[17] ; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[12] ; 21. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 22. 71m-Dave Blaney[19] ; 23. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 24. 1-Dale Blaney[23]

FINAL Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/25/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1058
2. Sheldon Haudenschild: 1028
3. Tim Shaffer: 1012
4. Dean Jacobs: 1012
5. Kraig Kinser: 996
6. Danny Holtgraver: 982
7. Cap Henry: 970
8. Travis Philo: 958
9. Cale Thomas: 956
10. Dale Blaney: 952

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/25/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 2524
2. Dale Blaney: 2510
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410
4. Cap Henry: 2360
5. T.J. Michael: 2328
6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320
7. Kraig Kinser: 2276
8. Lee Jacobs: 2212
9. Caleb Helms: 2136
10. Andrew Palker: 1978

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

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

 

Randy Hannagan Tames Limaland for Arctic Cat All Star Victory,
Steals Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket win from Jamie Veal

LIMA, Ohio (June 24, 2016) - Randy Hannagan became the sixth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in the last seven races on Friday night, taming Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, during night seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. “The Hurricane” charged ahead from row six on the main event starting grid, ultimately climbing 11 positions in 40 laps, not taking command officially until lap 38 and stealing the show from pole sitter Jamie Veal. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of the 2016 season for Randy Hannagan.

“I’m getting too old to run the top,” Randy Hannagan said in victory lane. “I knew guys were going to run the very top and run the very bottom, so I decided to try the middle. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work and support. We’ve got a lot of laps at this track. Feels good to get back to victory lane.”

Randy Hannagan patiently worked his way forward from 12th on the feature grid, utilizing the middle of Limaland’s high banked quarter-mile for most of the distance. The San Jose, California, native, now residing in Pittsboro, Indiana, cracked the top-three by lap 19, igniting a four lap battle with Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild for second and third in the running order. The pilot of the Ed Neumeister-owned/NAPA Upper Auto/No. 11N worked his way into second permanently by lap 26, resetting his focus on race leader Jamie Veal.

A late race caution on lap 34 stacked the field back together for a final time, putting Hannagan on the back bumper of Veal. Hannagan, still utilizing the middle of the speedway, made his bid for the top spot on lap 38, driving under Veal, who led every lap until that point, just before the flagstand. “The Hurricane” went on to separate himself from the field during the closing circuits, eventually followed by Jamie Veal and Travis Philo at the final checkers. It was Hannagan’s ninth career victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight and supporting this race,” said Hannagan. “The All Star officials did a fantastic job keeping this show organized. My team and I are very happy to be here. We’ll head down to Eldora Speedway tomorrow and try this again.”

The final night of the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will take shape at none other than the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, June 25, for the eighth and final round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, ending a nine day stretch of competition across much of the Buckeye State. The 2016 speedweek finale will award $10,000 to the main event winner, the largest payday of the week. An Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion will also be crowned on Saturday night at the “Big E,” a title worth $1,000 for a second consecutive season.

Sheldon Haudenschild is currently on top of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point standings entering the Eldora Speedway finale. Chad Kemenah only trails by two points. A 2016 champion will be decided at the “Big E.”

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, June 25. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be handled at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Friday, June 24, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #7

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 11.187 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 10.884 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Travis Philo

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lee Jacobs

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jamie Veal

JE Pistons Dash: Jamie Veal

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Randy Hannagan

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael (6th)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Stuart Williams
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.884; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 11.050; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 11.051; 4.23-DJ Foos, 11.099; 5.71m-Dave Blaney, 11.132; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 11.137; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 11.152; 8.1st-Gary Taylor, 11.189; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.208; 10.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.217; 11.97-Dean Jacobs, 11.220; 12.71-Jamie Veal, 11.234; 13.23c-Tyler Courtney, 11.244; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 11.247; 15.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.281; 16.5-Byron Reed, 11.282; 17.21-Cap Henry, 11.284; 18.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.299; 19.91-Cale Thomas, 11.320; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.333; 21.12-Daniel Harding, 11.342; 22.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.353; 23.3G-James McFadden, 11.367; 24.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.389; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.392; 26.4-Danny Smith, 11.403; 27.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.409; 28.59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.461; 29.60-Kory Crabtree, 11.470; 30.8-Bryan Sebetto, 11.471; 31.49D-Shawn Dancer, 11.537; 32.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.561; 33.17-Josh Baughman, 11.586; 34.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 11.602; 35.O7-Jacob Wilson, 11.613; 36.35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.679; 37.26-Tayler Malsam, 11.728; 38.7-Shawn Valenti, 11.769; 39.8M-TJ Michael, 11.880; 40.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.018; 41.16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.030; 42.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.033; 43.7S-Joe Swanson, 12.123; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 12.145; 45.51-Roger Campbell, 12.186; 46.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.344; 47.96AU-Bruce White, 13.307;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 12. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[9] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 10. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[11] ; 12. 7S-Joe Swanson[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 6. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 8. 35R-Ronnie Blair[10] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 9. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 11. 2-Parker Price-Miller[1]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[2] ; 11. 7S-Joe Swanson[8] ; 12. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[12] ; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 12. 59-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[16] ; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[14] ; 15. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[16] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[19] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[23] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[17] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20] ; 16. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 17. 23c-Tyler Courtney[21] ; 18. 8-Bryan Sebetto[13] ; 19. 26-Tayler Malsam[18] ; 20. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 23. 91-Cale Thomas[22] ; 24. 71m-Dave Blaney[24] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[26] ; 26. 49-Tim Shaffer[15]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/24/2016):

Sheldon Haudenschild - 916

Chad Kemenah - 914

Dean Jacobs - 884

Kyle Larson - 874

Tim Shaffer - 866

Kraig Kinser - 862

Dale Blaney - 850

Cap Henry - 846

Danny Holtgraver - 842

Cale Thomas - 842

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/24/2016):

Dale Blaney - 2408

Chad Kemenah - 2380

Sheldon Haudenschild - 2298

Cap Henry - 2236

T.J. Michael - 2210

Danny Holtgraver - 2180

Kraig Kinser - 2142

Lee Jacobs - 2132

Caleb Helms - 2016

Andrew Palker - 1898

 

 

Kyle Larson Earns Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Victory at Atomic Speedway,
First repeat winner of the week

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 22, 2016) - Kyle Larson earned his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of 2016 during round six on Wednesday evening, June 22, at Atomic Speedway. Larson used traffic to his advantage to garner the win, taking command over race leader Sheldon Haudenschild on lap 21. From there, the Elk Grove, California, native cruised ahead and led the last ten circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. It was a fourth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star, his first at Atomic Speedway. Larson is the first repeat winner of the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“My crew has been working their tails off all week,” said Kyle Larson. “Paul Silva actually found some things wrong with our car and fixed them overnight. It really made a world of difference. I can’t thank him enough for allowing me to come out here and have some fun this week. It’s pretty cool to come out here and be competitive against a field like this.”

Kyle Larson started third on the feature grid, maintaining third in the running order at the completion of lap one. After surviving a four lap battle with Tim Shaffer for the third spot, Larson moved on and started his chase toward the front.

By lap 14, Larson worked around Cole Duncan for second, utilizing the high side of turns one and turn and the low side of turns three and four. Heavy traffic started to come into play for race leader Sheldon Haudenschild by lap 18, allowing Larson to close a near two second gap. Larson made his winning move on lap 21, driving under the Wooster, Ohio, native near the apron of turn three. Despite heavy pressure by Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild held on to finish second, followed by Duncan, Tim Shaffer, and Randy Hannagan.

“I honestly didn’t think I’d be up here as a winner tonight” explained Kyle Larson in victory lane. “I can’t thank you fans enough for coming out tonight. That race was a lot of fun. We were really fast all night long and the track really gets good when it widens out and slicks off like that. I was able to get by Sheldon there in traffic. The track was starting to take a little bit of rubber. I was able to find it before Sheldon (Haudenschild). Happy to be back here in victory lane. Already excited to return.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue with round seven on Friday evening, June 24, at the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. The high paced quarter-mile will kick off the final weekend of Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, ending officially on Saturday night, June 25, at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Limaland did not host an Ohio Sprint Speedweek event during the 2015 season, losing a battle to Mother Nature.

Limaland Motorsports Park will open gates at 4:00 pm on Friday night, June 24. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 6, followed by hot laps at 6:30. Those seeking additional news and information should visit Limaland Motorsports Park live on the Web at www.limaland.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 22, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #6

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Randy Hannagan - 12.106 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 12.005 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jamie Veal

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Helms

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Cole Duncan

JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Travis Philo

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Randy Hannagan

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Rico Abreu

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.005; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.173; 3.21-Cap Henry, 12.189; 4.71-Jamie Veal, 12.210; 5.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.272; 6.57-Kyle Larson, 12.311; 7.8M-TJ Michael, 12.344; 8.5T-Travis Philo, 12.345; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.406; 10.09x-Carson Macedo, 12.408; 11.26-Tayler Malsam, 12.443; 12.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.470; 13.48-Danny Dietrich, 12.496; 14.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.497; 15.A67-Brandon Wimmer, 12.498; 16.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.524; 17.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.546; 18.91-Cale Thomas, 12.557; 19.22-Cole Duncan, 12.560; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.564; 21.24-Rico Abreu, 12.569; 22.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.620; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 12.652; 24.1-Dale Blaney, 12.736; 25.7C-Taylor Ferns, 12.742; 26.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.770; 27.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.779; 28.17-Josh Baughman, 12.791; 29.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.802; 30.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.805; 31.71m-Paul May, 12.831; 32.37-Mark Coleman, 12.832; 33.4S-Danny Smith, 12.903; 34.O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.938; 35.22D-Josh Davis, 12.977; 36.40i-Mark Imler, 12.980; 37.51-Roger Campbell, 13.045; 38.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.057; 39.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.079; 40.3FX-Dean Kester, 13.082; 41.9J-Jessie McCreary, 13.082; 42.O6-Brandy Bower, 13.091; 43.O8-Brandon Conkel, 13.192; 44.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.218; 45.25AU-Jack Lee, 13.264; 46.12-Daniel Harding, 13.321; 47.35m-Wes McGlumphy, 13.322; 48.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 13.510;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 09x-Carson Macedo[7] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 7. A67-Brandon Wimmer[10] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[8] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[12] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 12. 37-Mark Coleman[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 9. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[12] ; 10. O8-Brandon Conkel[11] ; 11. 4S-Danny Smith[9] ; 12. 3FX-Dean Kester[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 6. 7C-Taylor Ferns[6] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser[11] ; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 5. 71m-Paul May[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[9] ; 7. 12-Daniel Harding[12] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[6] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[7] ; 10. O6-Brandy Bower[11] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 12. 9J-Jessie McCreary[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 57-Kyle Larson[5] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 6. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 8. 17W-Bryan Clauson[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[3] ; 2. 40i-Mark Imler[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 51-Roger Campbell[2] ; 5. 12-Daniel Harding[11] ; 6. 9J-Jessie McCreary[6] ; 7. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 8. O8-Brandon Conkel[8] ; 9. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[12] ; 10. O6-Brandy Bower[7] ; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser[9] ; 12. AUS96-Andy Caruana[13] ; 13. 3FX-Dean Kester[5] ; 14. 37-Mark Coleman[14]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[4] ; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[12] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 10. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[15] ; 11. 17-Josh Baughman[10] ; 12. 7C-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 13. 22D-Josh Davis[14] ; 14. O7-Jacob Wilson[13] ; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 16. 40i-Mark Imler[16]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 71-Jamie Veal[6] ; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 10. 24-Rico Abreu[14] ; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser[15] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[22] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich[16] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 16. 1-Dale Blaney[25] ; 17. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[10] ; 18. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[23] ; 19. 09x-Carson Macedo[17] ; 20. A67-Brandon Wimmer[24] ; 21. 60-Kory Crabtree[21] ; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 23. 4S-Danny Smith[26] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[27] ; 25. 70-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 26. 71m-Paul May[20] ; 27. 40-Caleb Helms[9]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/22/2016):

Kyle Larson: 874

Sheldon Haudenschild: 808

Chad Kemenah: 792

Tim Shaffer: 764

Dean Jacobs: 742

Dale Blaney: 740

Cale Thomas: 738

Kraig Kinser: 732

Danny Holtgraver: 724

Cap Henry: 714

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/22/2016):

Dale Blaney: 2298

Chad Kemenah: 2258

Sheldon Haudenschild: 2190

Cap Henry: 2104

T.J. Michael: 2072

Danny Holtgraver: 2062

Kraig Kinser: 2012

Lee Jacobs: 2004

Caleb Helms: 1910

Andrew Palker: 1796

 

 

Bryan Clauson Scores First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win During Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Visit to Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (June 21, 2016) - For the first time in his career, Bryan Clauson earned top honors during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, scoring round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The Noblesville, Indiana, native is the fifth different feature winner during Ohio Sprint Speedweek thus far, leading the last 24 circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. Cap Henry followed Clauson to the finish, followed by Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, and Dean Jacobs.

“We were really good last year when we were here, so I knew we had a really good baseline to start with,” explained Clauson, pilot of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Elk Grove Ford/No. 17W. “My guys worked hard on this thing all night. Sometimes we aren’t where we need to be every night, but we keep getting better and better. I just tried to get out front and run as fast as I could.”

Bryan Clauson started fourth on the main event grid and raced his way to third after the initial start. Fortunately for Clauson, bad luck struck early leader Chad Kemenah on lap six, resulting in the Hunter Racing entry nearly spinning to the infield in turn four, collecting second place running Caleb Griffith in the process. Clauson inherited the point, followed by Cap Henry and Dean Jacobs.

Green flag action resumed with Bryan Clauson showing the way. The recent Indianapolis 500 starter set the pace at the top of the speedway, racing nearly unpressured for the remaining distance. Traffic came into play by the midpoint of the race, allowing Cap Henry and Dean Jacobs to close the gap. Despite heavy traffic increasing by lap 25 of 30, Clauson kept his distance, ultimately becoming the 205th different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner in series history.

“I didn’t think I’d win a race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, so this is pretty cool,” said Bryan Clauson. “This is really special. You look at what we did a few nights ago and you’d think we would never be up here. My guys just keep digging and keep working hard. I’m glad to put 30 solid laps together for them tonight and get a win during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with round six on Wednesday evening, June 22, at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Stars made three attempts to host competition at the Atomic highbanks in 2016, with all three losing to Mother Nature. Dale Blaney earned the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Atomic Speedway, holding back Cole Duncan and eventual speedweek champion Greg Wilson.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon, June 22. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by warm ups at 6:15. For more information regarding round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, fans should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 21, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #5

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 51 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Bryan Clauson - 13.410 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lee Jacobs - 13.594

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dean Jacobs

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chris Andrews

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Danny Holtgraver

JE Pistons Dash: Caleb Griffith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Bryan Clauson

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dale Blaney (+16)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (17th)

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.594; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.637; 3.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.782; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.816; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.867; 6.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.895; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.904; 8.4-Kasey Kahne, 13.962; 9.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.084; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.124; 11.51-Roger Campbell, 14.124; 12.71m-Dave Blaney, 14.149; 13.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.200; 14.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.204; 15.13-Brandon Matus, 14.206; 16.21-Cap Henry, 14.215; 17.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.225; 18.8-Bryan Sebetto, 14.291; 19.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.308; 20.57-Kyle Larson, 14.308; 21.4N-Jim Morris, 14.332; 22.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.353; 23.24P-Alex Paden, 14.355; 24.O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.359; 25.46-Michael Bauer, 14.382; 26.24-Rico Abreu, 14.390; 27.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.420; 28.26-Tayler Malsam, 14.441; 29.71mx-Paul May, 14.460; 30.5T-Travis Philo, 14.461; 31.57E-Gary Edwards, 14.476; 32.8M-TJ Michael, 14.478; 33.73-Chris Andrews, 14.479; 34.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.501; 35.40-Caleb Helms, 14.569; 36.12-Daniel Harding, 14.639; 37.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.643; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.649; 39.17-Josh Baughman, 14.657; 40.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.679; 41.91-Cale Thomas, 14.697; 42.10-Carl Bowser, 14.779; 43.16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.902; 44.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.075; 45.23-Darren Pifer, 15.117; 46.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.128; 47.4W-Eric Williams, 15.346; 48.40H-George Hobaugh, 15.462; 49.33-Brent Matus, 15.698; 50.5K-Adam Kekich, 99.290; 51.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.730;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 10. 26-Tayler Malsam[11] ; 11. O7-Jacob Wilson[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger[1] ; 3. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 24P-Alex Paden[2] ; 6. 4N-Jim Morris[3] ; 7. 57E-Gary Edwards[5] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[9] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 4. 46-Michael Bauer[3] ; 5. D12-Jason Dolick[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 7. 23-Darren Pifer[7] ; 8. AUS96-Andy Caruana[8] ; 9. 40H-George Hobaugh[10] ; 10. 4W-Eric Williams[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 71mx-Paul May[7] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 10. 12-Daniel Harding[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[6] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[4] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 5. 23-Darren Pifer[9] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[8] ; 7. 4W-Eric Williams[11] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 10. 40H-George Hobaugh[12] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[1] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[6] ; 14. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 15. 5K-Adam Kekich[15]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 4-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 71mx-Paul May[12] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[3] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 10. 09x-Carson Macedo[10] ; 11. 26-Tayler Malsam[11] ; 12. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[15] ; 13. 17-Josh Baughman[17] ; 14. 24P-Alex Paden[9] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 16. 57E-Gary Edwards[14] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 18. 4N-Jim Morris[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[20] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 57-Kyle Larson[9] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[11] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 13. 71m-Dave Blaney[22] ; 14. 73-Chris Andrews[12] ; 15. 4-Kasey Kahne[21] ; 16. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 18. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[24] ; 19. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 21. 8-Bryan Sebetto[14] ; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger[10] ; 23. 46-Michael Bauer[18] ; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 25. 46AU-Stuart Williams[23]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/21/2016):

Kyle Larson: 724

Chad Kemenah: 668

Sheldon Haudenschild: 662

Dean Jacobs: 662

Dale Blaney: 660

Tim Shaffer: 622

Danny Holtgraver: 622

Kraig Kinser: 604

Lee Jacobs: 602

Cale Thomas: 600

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/21/2016):

Dale Blaney: 2180

Chad Kemenah: 2134

Sheldon Haudenschild: 2044

Cap Henry: 1968

Danny Holtgraver: 1960

T.J. Michael: 1952

Lee Jacobs: 1902

Kraig Kinser: 1884

Caleb Helms: 1808

Andrew Palker: 1690

 

 

Rico Abreu Dominates Round Four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Wayne County Speedway,
Ohio Sprint Speedweek continues Tuesday at Sharon Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 20, 2016) - After missing the main event on Sunday night at Millstream Speedway, finishing sixth during the evening’s C-main, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive rebound and nearly swept round four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Abreu earned victories during his respective heat race and dash on Monday evening at Wayne County, all before leading all 30 circuits of the feature program. The $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory was the fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of his career, going back-to-back at Wayne County Speedway in 2016.

“I just love being a part of this team. It’s all about preparation and these guys certainly make that happen,” explained Rico Abreu. “I love to watch my guys work. Even after a tough night like last night, they stayed focused and knew what they had to do to turn things around. Really glad to be up here again. Wayne County Speedway reminds me so much of racing back home.”

Rico Abreu took command of the feature field immediately after the initial green flag, winning the drag race into turns one and two with Andrew Palker and Jac Haudenschild in tow. The 30-lap main event was halted five times, two of which for red flag conditions during the first five circuits. Despite the frequent cautions, and a needed fuel stop on lap 22, Abreu kept his pace on the point, never feeling pressure from those racing behind him. Kyle Larson, who started third on the feature grid, maintained a top-five running position the entire distance, eventually finishing second at the checkers. Sheldon Haudenschild finished third, followed by fifth row starter Danny Holtgraver and California native Carson Macedo.

“I’m just so comfortable here,” said Rico Abreu. “The turns were completely different here tonight. It really reminds me of Tulare back home in California. My style really fits this place. I’m just really happy for my team. I think we are all excited to get back to this place.”

Night five of the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will be contested at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Tuesday evening, June 21. Local favorite and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney is the defending event winner, scoring $5,000 over a pair of Aussie invaders. James McFadden finished second in 2015, followed by Jamie Veal.

Sharon Speedway will allow Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket teams to enter the pit area as early as 10:00 am on Tuesday morning, June 21. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by warm ups and qualifying time trials at 6. For more information, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 20, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #4

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Rico Abreu - 14.487

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.237

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kasey Kahne

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rico Abreu

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Daniel Harding

JE Pistons Dash: Rico Abreu

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson (2nd)

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Paul May (+15)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.237; 2.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.283; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.510; 4.57-Kyle Larson, 14.541; 5.4-Kasey Kahne, 14.588; 6.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.590; 7.24-Rico Abreu, 14.609; 8.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.627; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 14.644; 10.71m-Paul May, 14.674; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.675; 12.1-Dale Blaney, 14.688; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 14.728; 14.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.736; 15.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.796; 16.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.836; 17.48-Danny Dietrich, 14.878; 18.71-Jamie Veal, 14.902; 19.26-Tayler Malsam, 14.921; 20.17-Josh Baughman, 14.926; 21.5-Byron Reed, 14.930; 22.21-Cap Henry, 14.944; 23.5T-Travis Philo, 14.967; 24.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.971; 25.2-Parker Price-Miller, 14.986; 26.12-Daniel Harding, 15.083; 27.11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.104; 28.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.132; 29.97-Dean Jacobs, 15.134; 30.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.141; 31.91-Cale Thomas, 15.238; 32.46-Michael Bauer, 15.274; 33.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.352; 34.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.395; 35.16M-Danny Mumaw, 15.421; 36.9-Jordan Ryan, 15.445; 37.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.452; 38.11-Shawn Hubler, 15.574; 39.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.652; 40.O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.685; 41.46AU-Stuart Williams, 15.724; 42.23-Nick Patterson, 15.753; 43.24P-Alex Paden, 15.904; 44.1B-Aaron Middaugh, 16.045; 45.7-Troy Kingan, 16.093; 46.51-Roger Campbell, 16.179; 47.33D-Tyler Dunn, 17.141; 48.38K-Brandon Wimmer, 99.750;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 4-Kasey Kahne[2] ; 2. 09x-Carson Macedo[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 71m-Paul May[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[12] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 9. 24P-Alex Paden[11] ; 10. 23-Nick Patterson[10] ; 11. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[12] ; 12. 11-Shawn Hubler[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam[5] ; 7. 17-Josh Baughman[6] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 10. D12-Jason Dolick[10] ; 11. 46-Michael Bauer[9] ; 12. 33D-Tyler Dunn[12]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 2. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 6. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[10] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[11] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 12. 38K-Brandon Wimmer[12]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 09x-Carson Macedo[3] ; 6. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 16M-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 2. 9-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3] ; 4. 23-Nick Patterson[8] ; 5. 24P-Alex Paden[9] ; 6. 11-Shawn Hubler[4] ; 7. AUS96-Andy Caruana[5] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[6] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 10. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[12] ; 12. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 13. 33D-Tyler Dunn[13] ; 14. 38K-Brandon Wimmer[14]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 4. 71m-Paul May[3] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 7. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[6] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[15] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 46-Michael Bauer[12] ; 13. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 14. D12-Jason Dolick[13] ; 15. 9-Jordan Ryan[16] ; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[11] ; 5. 09x-Carson Macedo[5] ; 6. 4-Kasey Kahne[6] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[13] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 9. 71m-Paul May[24] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 11. 91-Cale Thomas[17] ; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[9] ; 14. 12-Daniel Harding[10] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[25] ; 17. 2-Parker Price-Miller[20] ; 18. 71-Jamie Veal[12] ; 19. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 20. 1-Dale Blaney[19] ; 21. 17W-Bryan Clauson[14] ; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich[26] ; 23. 5-Byron Reed[18] ; 24. 49-Tim Shaffer[22] ; 25. 40-Caleb Helms[23]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/20/2016):

Kyle Larson: 586

Chad Kemenah: 566

Sheldon Haudenschild: 530

Dean Jacobs: 522

Cale Thomas: 520

Dale Blaney: 518

Jamie Veal: 500

Kraig Kinser: 494

Tim Shaffer: 486

Travis Philo: 482

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/20/2016):

Dale Blaney: 2038

Chad Kemenah: 2032

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1912

T.J. Michael: 1824

Cap Henry: 1822

Danny Holtgraver: 1816

Kraig Kinser: 1774

Lee Jacobs: 1772

Caleb Helms:1692

Andrew Palker:1610

 

 

Dale Blaney Charges from Row Seven to Win Round Three of Speedweek at Millstream,
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Continues Monday at Wayne County Speedway

FINDLAY, Ohio (June 19, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney broke through and earned his first Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of the 2016 season on Sunday evening in Findlay, Ohio, advancing 12 positions in 30 laps to win at Millstream Speedway. For Blaney, the victory was his fifth of the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising is career win total to 132. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No. 1 started 13th on the feature grid, taking command from Chad Kemenah on lap 21.

“We had a pretty good start which kinda set up our progress,” explained Dale Blaney. “We’ve won some races here before when the track cleans off like this. We haven’t really been struggling as of lately, but we haven’t really been consistently fast night in and night out. Tonight we were able to show speed from start to finish. George had the car right where it needed to be. We’ve been searching around quite a bit lately, not sure what we’re missing. This is a big turnaround for us. Happy to be here.”

Dale Blaney started his impressive charge to the front of the field right from the start, making his first appearance inside the top-three just before the midpoint of the main event. The Hartford, Ohio, native worked into the runner-up position by lap 15, setting up an eventual battle with race leader Chad Kemenah. By lap 20, Blaney worked to the back bumper of Kemenah, driving by the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H on lap 21. A late caution on lap 28 proved to be no distraction for the defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, holding on the last three circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. Chad Kemenah finished second, followed by Kyle Larson for a third straight podium finish.

“The good thing about Ohio Sprint Speedweek is there is always tomorrow,” said Dale Blaney. “This is a great booster into tomorrow for when we head over to Wayne County Speedway, as well as a great booster for the rest of the week. I’ve said it a hundred times, but I can’t thank this entire team enough for what they do for me. We’ll work to do this again tomorrow.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign with round four on Monday evening, June 20, this time visiting the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at the Orrville oval in 2016, holding off Indiana native Parker Price-Miller and Aussie invader James McFadden.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoon, June 20. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Millstream Speedway - Sunday, June 19, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #3

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.645 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sean Zemunik - 15.402 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stuart Brubaker

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chris Andrews

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Dean Jacobs

JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: T.J. Michael (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Jamie Veal

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.402; 2.21-Cap Henry, 15.407; 3.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.458; 4.40-Caleb Helms, 15.481; 5.11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.634; 6.7-Joe Swanson, 15.638; 7.57X-Andrew Palker, 15.682; 8.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.711; 9.49-Tim Shaffer, 15.764; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 15.829; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.857; 12.51-Roger Campbell, 15.882; 13.09x-Carson Macedo, 15.883; 14.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.027; 15.23c-Tyler Courtney, 16.132; 16.71-Jamie Veal, 16.159; 17.60-Kory Crabtree, 16.167; 18.11N-Randy Hannagan, 16.261; 19.17W-Bryan Clauson, 16.275; 20.1-Dale Blaney, 16.288; 21.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.330; 22.73-Chris Andrews, 16.347; 23.49D-Shawn Dancer, 16.368; 24.96AU-Bruce White, 16.435; 25.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 16.575; 26.12-Daniel Harding, 16.584; 27.4K-Kody Kinser, 16.704; 28.4-Kasey Kahne, 16.745; 29.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.777; 30.4S-Danny Smith, 16.803; 31.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 16.810; 32.5-Byron Reed, 16.940; 33.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 16.940; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 16.985; 35.57-Kyle Larson, 17.027; 36.91-Cale Thomas, 17.030; 37.9-Jordan Ryan, 17.052; 38.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.056; 39.97-Dean Jacobs, 17.122; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.165; 41.8M-TJ Michael, 17.168; 42.24-Rico Abreu, 17.376; 43.2-Parker Price-Miller, 17.465; 44.25AU-Jack Lee, 17.523; 45.38-DJ Foos, 17.835; 46.O7-Jacob Wilson, 17.902; 47.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 17.934;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[10] ; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[4] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 7-Joe Swanson[1]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 23c-Tyler Courtney[6] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[