Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Announces 2018 Schedule Changes
Millstream and McKean County events cancelled, Atomic, Attica, and Waynesfield add dates
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 12, 2018) - Since its initial release just before Thanksgiving, the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule has undergone a number of changes, one of which involving Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.
All three previously scheduled events at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Oh., have been cancelled. Despite the loss, two out of the three events have been replaced including the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale.
Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, already hosting the All Star Circuit of Champions twice in 2018 including the point-season opener on Friday, April 6, will host the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, paying $10,000, on Saturday, June 23. In total, the Atomic highbanks will feature All Star competition twice during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, first welcoming the All Stars on Wednesday, June 20. The Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale will be known as the Rick Ferkel Classic.
Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Oh., arguably one of the most exciting dirt ovals on the circuit, will get a second All Star Circuit of Champions date in 2018 replacing the cancelled Millstream Speedway appearance scheduled for Sunday, May 27. The added Waynesfield Raceway Park date will be known as the Bob Hampshire Classic.
Shane Helms will lead the promotion of both the Atomic Speedway Speedweek finale and the Waynesfield event on May 27.
"I appreciate the support of the Brad (McCown) and Greg (Shobe) on getting these events back on the schedule after cancelling our Millstream dates," said Shane Helms. "I'm looking forward to both events in May and June. Thank you to everyone that has helped make this happen."
The All Star visit to Millstream Speedway scheduled for Monday, September 3 - Labor Day - will not be replaced. Instead, Wayne County Speedway will utilize Monday night as a rain date for their annual Pete Jacobs Memorial program on Sunday, September 2.
As previously mentioned on social media, Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Oh., added an All Star Circuit of Champions program to their 2018 schedule, padding an already impressive Labor Day/Attica Ambush weekend slate with a second visit by the All Stars on Friday, August 31. The Friday night program, also awarding a $5,000 top prize, will act as the preamble for the highly anticipated Dirt Classic Ohio on Saturday, September 1.
Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will utilize a rain date of Friday, June 1, for their event scheduled for Friday, May 4. If the rain date is needed, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will try to find a neighboring facility to schedule an event for Saturday, June 2.
The visit to McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pa., scheduled for Sunday, July 8, has also been removed from the schedule.
Forty-nine events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule, all accumulating points toward the 2018 All Star championship. Currently, 20 teams will be traveling full-time with "America's Series" during the upcoming season. With Florida events not accumulating points toward the overall Series championship, the Atomic Speedway visit on Friday, April 6, will officially kick-off the 2018 championship chase.
Excitement Building for 29th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Induction Weekend
Knoxville, IA, March 8, 2018 – The 29th Annual National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction festivities will be held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2! Tickets for Saturday’s induction banquet are $25 and can be ordered by contacting Lori DeMoss at 641-842-6176 or by e-mail at LDeMoss@SprintCarHoF.com. The banquet will again be held at Noon in the Dyer-Hudson Hall on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa. Festivities will get underway with a catered luncheon from Rib Shack.
Those individuals being inducted for their career achievements include: Drivers – Bryan Clauson, Lance Dewease and Dave Steele; Owners-Mechanics-Builders-Manufacturers-Car Sponsors – Scott Gerkin and Emmett J. Malloy; Promoters-Officials-Media Members-Event/Series Sponsors – Steve Beitler and Bob Mays; and Pre-1945 Era – Oscar “Red” Garnant. Hall of Famers Dave Argabright and Pat Sullivan will emcee the event. Following Saturday’s induction, inductees’ families and friends are invited back to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum’s second floor for the unveiling of the new inductees’ plaques.
One of the highlights of the weekend also includes the attendance of previous National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductees, making the Friday, June 1, festivities at the museum a “must attend” event. This year, that will be elevated with screenings of the short film “Rocket” in the museum’s theater on the second floor. The much acclaimed film is the winner of dozens of awards worldwide. “Rocket” tells a bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950's dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own. Among the many historic cars featured in the movie is the Chapman Special #27, which had previously been on display in our museum. The director is none other than Brenna Malloy, the great granddaughter of 2018 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Emmett J. Malloy. The film will screen at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Stay tuned for more information on this exciting event!
Following the screening, at 7 p.m., will be our salute to our inductees on the museum’s second floor! The reception and gathering of previous inductees always includes an open mic discussion with plenty of stories, true or fabricated! The reception is FREE and open to the public. Pennsylvania’s Lynn Paxton and Indiana’s Steve Stapp are often the ring leaders, as we are treated to a night of stories from some of the greats of the sport. Invitations are going out to our inductees soon, so stay tuned for who to expect in Knoxville during Induction weekend and our Friday night festivities!
Saturday evening, racing is scheduled at the Knoxville Raceway. McKay Insurance Agency/Nationwide Night Knoxville Championship Cup Series racing will feature 410 sprint cars, 360 sprints featuring the Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and 305 sprints.
Sides Welcomes Tim Kaeding to Sides Motorsports Entry This Weekend in Tulare
LAS VEGAS (March 5, 2018) - Jason Sides is putting one of the Kings of the Thunderbowl into a Sides Motorsports entry this weekend.
Tim Kaeding will pilot a No. 7s sprint car on Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader. Kaeding has four career Outlaws wins at the bullring.
"I'm excited about it," Sides said. "I want to see him run well, especially for our sponsors out there. Tim is one of the top drivers at any race in Tulare so this should be a fun weekend."
Sides competed last Wednesday and Thursday at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas. Qualifying put him behind the figurative eight ball on both nights of the FVP Outlaw Showdown.
"The first night it was a bit rough and I thought we got through there good and we ended at the back," he said. "On the second night the top got so far around there I slowed down to the hit the bottom. I thought I hit it good, but I was still several tenths off."
Sides qualified 17th and 19th, respectively, and he placed ninth in a heat race both nights. He won the C Main before placing 10th in the Last Chance Showdown on Wednesday. Sides scratched from feature competition on Thursday.
The SoCal Showdown last Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., rained out. It was the third World of Outlaws event in the first eight scheduled races to be cancelled because of inclement weather.
Ohio Sprint Car Series Featuring 11-Race Schedule in 2018
FREMONT, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2018) - The resurrected Ohio Sprint Car Series has announced an 11-race schedule in 2018 with the possibility of more events to be added.
New series owner Steven Pocock said this season will be used to show race teams, tracks and potential marketing partners his vision for the future.
Pocock, a 23-year-old from Fremont, Ohio, purchased the series from Brad McCown last December. McCown began the series two years ago, but decided to focus on promoting his track - Atomic Speedway located near Chillicothe, Ohio.
"Brad wanted to concentrate on Atomic and when I saw the opportunity to take over the Ohio Sprint Car Series I gave him a call and we put the deal together," Pocock said. "I got a late start on 2018, but thanks to Brad at Atomic and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Wayne County Speedway we have an 11-race schedule for 2018. We will use this year to show the race teams and tracks we're serious about growing the series.
"All the events will pay $2,500 to win and $300 to start with the exception of Aug. 3-4 at Atomic, which will pay $3,000 and $5,000 to win, respectively. While we don't have a points fun, there will be tow money for the three Pittsburgh shows as well. Our late start hampered our ability to work with businesses to put together a points fund as most have their budgets set in November."
There will be pop-up bonuses for OSCS members throughout the 2018 season. Pop-up bonuses are for most laps led during the feature and the hard charger. Pocock said there is a Hard Charger Award and Tough Break Award provided by Pyrotect and Saldana Racing Products.
"Rod End Supply will also have certificates for heat winners," he added.
Pocock, who also promotes Martinville Raceway - a go-kart track near Attica, Ohio - and who has recently created the Tri-State Sprint Car Series Outlaw Invasion, which is a non-wing asphalt sprint car series, said plans for 2019 are already being worked on.
"This year we want to get our name out there and show our new direction for the Ohio Sprint Car Series," he said. "I can say the 2018 series champion will receive tow money in 2019. I will continue to work to secure a points fund for 2019 and an increased purse."
Cole Duncan was the 2016 OSCS champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Danny Smith was the series champion in 2017.
The 2018 OSCS season kicks off Saturday, April 21, at Atomic Speedway. The series also visits the track on May 26, June 30, Aug. 3-4 and Sept. 22.
Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., welcomes the OSCS on May 12, June 9 and Sept. 29.
The series will compete at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on May 19 and July 21.
WAYNE COUNTY SPEEDWAY 2018 SEASON STARTS SATURDAY, APRIL 14TH; FOUR ALL STAR RACES PLUS WORLD OF OUTLAW LATE MODELS HEADLINE THE SCHEDULE
For Immediate Release
By Mike Swanger
It is now less than two months to go until Wayne County Speedway opens up the gates for the 2018 racing season that will be filled with weekly race action highlighted by many specials. Weather permitting, there will be two test and tune dates before the season starts and those are Saturdays, March 31st and April 7th as both practices will start at noon.
The season opener will see the Fast Four Racing program, which is the Sprints, Super Late Models, Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks taking the green flag for the first time. The next week, Saturday, April 21st will see the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in for the 1st of four visits with $5,000 to win. The Super Late Models will also be in action. On Saturday, April 28th, the Modifieds return for the 1st time in three seasons as they join the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on the racing card as the Sprints take the night off at WCS.
The month of May starts with a Fast Four Racing programs on Saturday's May 5th, and May 12th, with the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association paying $3,000 to win on the 12th and May 19th includes the Ohio Sprint Car Series giving the winner $2,500. The month of May will close out with the second appearance of the ASCoC for another $5,000 to win on Saturday, May 26th as the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks will be in action also.
A busy month of June is on tap for 'Orrville's Historic Oval' as 6 nights of action will take place in the month as it starts with a Fast Four Racing Program on Saturday, June 2nd with the 1st of three Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the start of the 'Summer Series' for both the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The next week will be Mid Season Championship for the Fast Four Racing. Saturday, June 16th will be the $10,000 to win World of Outlaw Late Model show along with the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. Coming right back two nights later, Monday, June 18th will be the annual All Star Sprint Speedweek race for another $5,000 to win show. Only the Arctic Cat All Stars will be in action that night for the Duffy Smith Memorial. The cars will take the night off on Saturday, June 23rd as the National Tractor Pulling Association pulls into WCS for a night of high horsepower. The month of June will wrap up on the 30th with another Fast Four Racing night that will again feature the OVSCA and $3,000 to win event.
July starts out on the 7th with the Fast Four Racing program with round two of the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the 'Summer Series' for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks. The Modifieds return for the second time this season and join the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks on Saturday, July 14th as the Sprints have the night off. On Saturday, July 21st, the OSCS has $2,500 to win as they join the Fast Four Racing program for the second time in 2018. The Late Model Dirt Week will be included for the Fast Four Racing program on Saturday, July 28th. That will be the Hans and Don Gross Memorial as the winner will pocket $3,000. This race will also be round three of the ARP/WCS Super Late Model Series.
Kid's Night and the Danny Gardner Memorial for the Super Stocks paying $1,000 to win kicks off the month of August Fast Four Racing night on the 4th. The Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and the Modifieds are scheduled in for the Saturday, August 11th program. Another $3,000 to win OVSCA plus round three of the 'Summer Series' for the Super Stocks and the Mini Stocks on the August 18th card for the Fast Four Racing program. The racing month of August will end on 25th with Sprints, Super Stocks, Modifieds and the Mini Stocks as they race for the 1st Sam Huffman Memorial with $500 to win for the 4 cylinders.
The $10,000 to win Pete Jacobs Memorial featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Sprints will take place on Sunday, September 2nd as the Super Stocks join the action.
The Ohio Dirt Blowout is set for Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd as the final 'Summer Series' race for the Super Stocks and Mini Stocks will take place on Friday with additional racing news to be released. Then Saturday nights action will see the OVSCA, the Super Late Models, Super Stocks and Mini Stocks race for the final time in 2018. More racing news will be released about the Ohio Dirt Blowout as the season progress'.
All of the OVSCA races for the Sprints will be 'Summer Series' races and all of the Attica Raceway Park/ Wayne County Speedway Super Late Model Series and the Super Late Model portion of the Ohio Dirt Blowout will be 'Summer Series' races for them. The 'Summer Series' for all class' are separate points races with additional bonus money for the top three finishers in each class' points.
Watch the website at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or like us on facebook.com/waynecountyspeedway for the latest news and happenings about the speedway.
Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park
BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - For the second time in as many days, Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, officially sweeping All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals.
Schatz's route to victory on Thursday evening was just as impressive as the night before, ultimately diminishing a near-straightaway lead held by Chad Kemenah at the midpoint of the 30-lap program. The rally earned the now 18-time All Star winner another $5,000 payday, crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling 2.439 seconds over Kemenah and Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet.
"We had an awesome race car," said Donny Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing, Textron Off Road-backed, No. 15. "It's good to have Rick [Warner] here with us tonight. It feels good to have the entire team together. We are definitely hitting on all eight cylinders right now."
Schatz started from the pole position and led the first eight circuits before feeling any pressure from those racing behind him. Kemenah, who started fourth on the main event grid, worked his way to the back bumper of the defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, eventually driving underneath Schatz as the pair battled through turns one and two on lap nine.
Even with lapped traffic starting to intensify, Kemenah powered to a commanding lead, jumping ahead by a near-straightaway advantage as the leaders raced passed the crossed flags. As the laps clicked down, Schatz started to come back to life, diminishing Kemenah's advantage in traffic to less than a second by lap 22. By lap 25, Schatz was back in command, utilizing the topside of the speedway to cruise around Kemenah as the pair raced through turns one and two.
From that point forward, it was all Donny Schatz, rapidly gaining an advantage through traffic that stretched to nearly three seconds when the final checkers flew. Kemenah held on to finish second, followed by Brad Sweet, David Gravel, and Kyle Larson.
"I really didn't know what to expect with the track. I was trying to play it cautious," Schatz explained, who was weary about the reworked racing surface. "I didn't want to go to the top until I knew it was going to hold me. I got to traffic and really couldn't move around and that's when [Chad Kemenah] got by us. By that time, I knew I had to bide my time and be patient with what the track was going to do. We ended up getting him back in traffic and that's what it takes; being able to race through traffic like that. It definitely helped to be close to the front tonight."
"Sometimes leading isn't the place to be, I guess," Chad Kemenah said, pilot of the Hunter Racing, Bonnell's Rod Shop, No. 10H. "When you have to get beat by [Donny Schatz] it makes things a little bit better. The way I got around him was the same way I got beat. I just thought I had nothing to lose. I could see that he was hung up behind the lapped cars and I kinda held my breath and ended up getting around him. But when you get to traffic, you have to pick and choose the right lanes. Somebody that is that good behind you is probably going to pick the lane that you're not in."
"I had a good feeling before I left home," Schatz continued. "My trainer said I was in 'ass kickin' mode' so I want to thank him for that."
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will not return to competition until Friday, April 6, when the Series invades Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. "America's Series" last visited the southern Ohio highbanks on August 26 with the "Buckeye Bullet" Dave Blaney picking up the $10,000 top prize. It was Blaney's first-ever All Star victory at Atomic Speedway, ultimately raising his Series win total to 48 since first visiting victory lane in 1983.
A-Main (30 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz; 2. Chad Kemenah; 3. Brad Sweet; 4. David Gravel; 5. Kyle Larson; 6. Kerry Madsen; 7. Joey Saldana; 8. Paul McMahan; 9. Greg Hodnett; 10. -Tim Shaffer; 11. Brian Brown; 12. Daryn Pittman; 13. Ian Madsen; 14. Kasey Kahne; 15. Brent Marks; 16. Lucas Wolfe; 17. Cory Eliason; 18. Tony Stewart; 19. Dave Blaney; 20. Parker Price-Miller; 21. Trey Starks; 22. Cale Conley; 23. Sheldon Haudenschild; 24. Danny Dietrich.
Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz, 1-8, Chad Kemenah, 9-24, Donny Schatz, 25-30.
Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park
DIRTcar Nationals action continues later today
BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - Mounting an impressive hard charge to the front, Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz led the final nine circuits on Wednesday evening to claim $5,000 during the opening night of the sprint car segment of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.
The victory, Schatz's eighth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at the Barberville half-mile, occurred in fantastic fashion, advancing forward from 12th on the feature grid during a non-stop 30-lapper to cross under the final checkers 1.079 seconds ahead of Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet and CJB Motorsports' David Gravel.
"These guys did a great job," Schatz explained, pilot of the Textron Off Road, Ford Performance-backed, No. 15. "This team has been strong for a long time. It feels good to get that first win out of the way. We wish Rick [Warner] could be here tonight. Maybe at the end of the week he will be. He does so much for this race team. We're glad to get it done for him tonight."
Wasting little time, Schatz advanced into a top-five position as early as lap nine, soon challenging six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, and Brad Sweet for the point position. The defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion solidified the runner-up spot by lap 13, then setting his focus on race leader, Brad Sweet, who led all but one lap during the first 21 circuits of the 30-lap program. Schatz made his first official bid for the top spot on lap 22 and made it stick, ultimately driving underneath Sweet at the entrance of turn one and surviving a drag race down the backstretch and into the entrance of turn three.
"I don't know that we got as close as it looked," Schatz explained. "It may have looked close to the fans, but Brad [Sweet] and I had a few city blocks between us. The track locked down and I didn't really expect it to lock down that quick. If I would have been in a different position when it did lock down, I would have been in trouble. I was really struggling at the end. It's just the way some days are. The dynamics of the dirt are always changing."
"When the track gets rubber like that, when you get caught one lane out it feels like ice, but if you are in the groove then it feels like there are spikes in your tires. Unfortunately, I slipped out of the groove and it cost us," Brad Sweet explained. "We got better and better and better every time we hit the track tonight. This is a new team with a new crew chief. We were searching around a little bit trying to find the perfect balance for this Napa Auto Parts, No. 49 car."
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their 2018 Florida invasion with a second and final appearance at Volusia Speedway Park on February 8, wrapping up the two-day All Star segment of the five-day sprint car stretch of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Thursday's start will raise the All Star appearance total to 88 at the Barberville, Fla., venue continuing a tradition that dates back to February 15, 1983.
Volusia Speedway Park will open pit gates at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 8. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m. followed by engine heat at 5:30 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit DIRTcar Nationals live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com.
A-Main (30 Laps): 1. Donny Schatz; 2. Brad Sweet; 3. David Gravel; 4. Jason Johnson; 5. Chad Kemenah; 6. Kerry Madsen; 7. Danny Dietrich; 8. Brent Marks; 9. Kyle Larson; 10. Dave Blaney; 11. Brian Brown; 12. Tim Shaffer; 13. Shane Stewart; 14. Kraig Kinser; 15. Sheldon Haudenschild; 16. Ian Madsen; 17. Lucas Wolfe; 18. Daryn Pittman; 19. Joey Saldana; 20. Kasey Kahne; 21. Rico Abreu; 22. Tony Stewart; 23. Cory Eliason; 24. Paul McMahan.
Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet 1-11, Chad Kemenah 12, Brad Sweet 13-21, Donny Schatz 22-30.
KWS-NARC GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 24TH
With final plans for the upcoming 2018 sprint car season being put in place, the King of the West-NARC sprint car series will hold a General Membership/Competition meeting on Saturday, February 24th. The meeting will be held at the Roth Motorsports compound in Fresno, CA and gets underway at 11:00 a.m.
Topics expected to be discussed during the 1 ½ hour meeting include the 2018 schedule, memberships, sponsorships, rule changes, a rework of the trophy dash format and other series improvements. The new Northern Auto Racing Club Advisory Board will be introduced at the meeting.
The meeting will include a famous Roth Motorsports Tri-Tip barbecue. To ensure that there is food for all, we request that you RSVP by texting or calling 714-397-7417. Or you can RSVP with Kaeding Performance at 408-371-3031.
Roth Motorsports is located at 4630 S. Fig Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706.
For more information, contact KWS-NARC Business Manager Jim Allen at 714-397-7417.
The season opener of the 16-event King of the West-NARC Fujitsu Sprint Car Series is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, CA.
FAST Series have bigger paying events in 2018; new tracks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
FREMONT, Ohio – The 10th season of the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics and the eighth season of the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will feature high paying events and some new tracks in 2018.
The All Pro 410 FAST series will have 25 dates at six different tracks. The 410 series races will pay a minimum of $3,000 to win at least five event paying $5,000 or more to the feature winner. The majority of the events will be contested at the series home tracks of AtticaRacewayPark in Attica, Ohio (9 dates) and Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio (10 dates).
“We’re excited for the 410 FAST teams to get to race not only at Attica and Fremont for a majority of their point events but for the first time compete at Millstream Speedway in Findlay and two events at Sharon Speedway. We are also excited to be a part of the growth of the Summer Sizzler in July at WaynesfieldRacewayPark,” said Rich Farmer, FAST Series Owner.
“I want to thank all of the great marketing partners that help keep FAST growing and all the track promoters who work with us to keep winged sprint car racing strong in Ohio. Honestly we had to turn down some tracks but we will revisit their ideas next year,” Farmer added.
The JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro will compete in 23 events at six different tracks in 2018.
“The exciting thing about the FAST 305 series this year is over half the shows will pay a minimum of $1,000 to win. Again that is thanks to the support of the marketing partners and the cooperation and backing of the tracks,” Farmer noted.
The All Pro FAST 410 series kicks off Friday, April 6 as the opening night of the Core & Main Spring Nationals and will pay $5,000 to the feature winner. FAST will make 9 appearances at Attica in 2018 with 10 shows scheduled at Fremont Speedway.
The series makes it’s first ever appearance at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday, May 6 as part of a triple-header weekend that includes Friday, May 4 at Attica and Saturday, May 5 at Fremont.
“Shane (Helms, Millstream promoter) called and wanted to have a type of Ohio state championship event. Teams from other tracks around the state will be invited to this FAST sanctioned event and it should be a lot of fun to see who comes out on top,” Farmer said.
The series travels to Hartford, Ohio to the historic Sharon Speedway for the first time on Friday, May 11th to take on the tough Western Pennsylvania competitors. FAST returns to Sharon on Saturday, Aug. 18.
FAST will once again be the headliner at the Summer Sizzler at WaynesfieldRacewayPark in Waynesfield, Ohio on Tuesday, July 3. The race not only has the 410 and 305 winged sprints but the winged NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints and winged mini-sprints.
“There were nearly 100 open wheel race cars in the pits last year for this before it rained out. Greg (Shobe, owner), Danny (Kelly, general manager) and Ron (Hammons, Sizzler promoter) have worked hard to make this one of the most exciting events in Ohio. Our FAST teams have a lot of fun competing on that track,” Farmer said.
For the second year the FAST 410 series heads to the rejuvenated Mansfield Motor Speedway for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Nationals Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and 11. Last year the big-paying event was limited to a one-day affair because of rain and it drew 140 sprint cars for the three divisions.
“FAST is honored to be a part of the growth and rebirth of Mansfield and I look forward to continue to work with Cody (Sommers, Mansfield owner),” Farmer said.
Another twist for the FAST 410 series in 2018 is the addition of a couple of co-sanctioned races with the new winged Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS). BOSS began and has continued as a non-wing series but is adding a hand full of winged events in 2018.
The first BOSS/FAST race will be Saturday, May 26 at Fremont Speedway and will pay $5,000 to win. BOSS winged sprints return to Fremont as part of the 11th Annual Jim Ford Classic the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15. The Friday, Sept. 14 show will be the series championship night.
“Aaron Fry and the BOSS series have been a pleasure to work with on the non-wing side. Like the FAST series, BOSS is a ‘working man’s series’ and we are happy to be a part of their growth into winged racing,” Farmer said.
The chase for the JLH General Contractor 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro begins Friday, May 4 at AtticaRacewayPark in Attica, Ohio. The 305 FAST teams will travel to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio for their first ever series race at that facility on Sunday, May 6. The FAST 305 teams will return to Millstream on Saturday, June 23 as part of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale.
The fans at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio have been treated to the exciting FAST 305 races for a couple of years and in 2018 the series will compete at the high banked bull ring three times – Friday, June 15, Friday, July 13 and Friday, Aug. 3.
“I want to thank our dedicated FAST 305 teams. They have supported our efforts to grow the series tremendously. Limaland has been very impressed with the racing the teams have put on and that is why we have two shows there,” Farmer said.
The JLH FAST 305 teams will once again be a part of the Summer Sizzler on July 3 at Waynesfield and both days of the Great Lakes Nationals at Mansfield in August. Championship night for the FAST 305 series will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at Fremont Speedway as part of the Jim Ford Classic weekend.
In 2017, Fremont, Ohio’s DJ Foos put a stop to four time FAST Champion Byron Reed’s streak of three straight titles in the All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series presented by Ohio Logistics. Foos also became the first driver to win both the FAST 305 and FAST 410 titles in the history of the series.
Fremont, Ohio’s Paul Weaver had another dominating summer in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series presented by Engine Pro to claim his second straight title.
Tim Shaffer edges Kerry Madsen to win night two of Bubba Army Winter Nationals
OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2018) - The "Steel City Outlaw" Tim Shaffer made the most of his front row starting position on Friday night, eventually leading all 30 circuits around Bubba Raceway Park to claim his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the season. The pilot of the Rudzik Excavating, No. 49X earned $5,000 for his efforts, edging out the "Madman" Kerry Madsen for the 61st victory of his career against the All Star Circuit of Champions.
"This is great for the Rudzik team," Shaffer said, a four-time All Star champion from 2009 to 2012. "Everyone works so hard back at the shop. That hard work makes all of this happen. This is what makes all of their hard work fun."
Shaffer started from the outside-pole position and earned the early advantage, racing by the flagstand for the first time with Tyler Clem and Sheldon Haudenschild in tow. The Aliquippa, Pa., native maintained a quick pace at the front of the running order until caution flags appeared for the first time on lap nine. Unfortunately for Clem and Haudenschild, the caution flag was the result of their misfortune, each collected by a stopped lapped car.
Green flag conditions soon returned with Shaffer resuming his campaign at the front of the running order. With Clem and Haudenschild out, it was Sunbury, Pennsylvania's Mark Smith inheriting the runner-up position, followed closely by New York native, Coleman Gulick, and Kerry Madsen.
While Shaffer controlled the point, pushing his advantage to nearly two seconds even with traffic coming back into play as early as lap 14, it was Madsen who was attracting the attention, driving by Gulick on lap 11 and eventually squeezing under Mark Smith on lap 20. On lap 21, caution flags appeared for the second and final time once again erasing Shaffer's advantage.
With rubber starting to come into play around the bottom of the speedway, it was obvious that Shaffer had the edge despite Madsen's speed. Madsen followed Shaffer back to green on lap 21 and raced on the tail tank of the familiar No. 49X for the next nine circuits. Once again, traffic came into the picture but this time acting as a roadblock around the thin lane of rubbered-up racing surface. Madsen made a few attempts to squeeze under Shaffer, but the attempts failed. The "Steel City Outlaw" prevailed for his third All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Bubba Raceway Park.
"I tried to get out of line and get around the lapped car on the front stretch, but I had to duck back in line," Shaffer explained. "You just have to be patient. Last night I wasn't patient and it cost us. To come back tonight and win is just awesome for this team. This is a Rider Engine and it is running great. The first win is always the hardest to get. To get a win this early will really help us the rest of the year. It is a building tool for the team."
Kerry Madsen chased Shaffer to the line, followed by Mark Smith, Coleman Gulick, and Paul McMahan.
"I did think about trying to squeeze under [Tim Shaffer] a few times, but I thought I better get on the brakes because I didn't want to take him out," Madsen explained, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, No. 2. "I tried to keep him honest right there at the end and be right up his bum. If he had a slip, I was going to get right in there. We had a good run. I'm happy for this team. Second run of the year and we got a top-two. I'm happy with that."
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will end their three-day visit to Ocala, Fla., on Saturday, February 3, with a third and final appearance at Bubba Raceway Park. "America's Series" will battle for a $5,000 top prize during the final leg of their Winter Nationals campaign, successfully wrapping up the first segment of their Florida invasion. The All Stars will return to competition on Wednesday evening, February 7, at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida.
On Saturday, February 3, starting times will move ahead one hour at Bubba Raceway Park with the All Star drivers meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes, such as general admission gate times and ticket prices, should visit Bubba Raceway Park live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
A-Main (30 Laps): 1. Tim Shaffer; 2. Kerry Madsen; 3. Mark Smith; 4. Coleman Gulick; 5. Paul McMahan; 6. Chad Kemenah; 7. Greg Hodnett; 8. Danny Dietrich; 9. Tony Stewart; 10. Parker Price-Miller; 11. Rico Abreu; 12. Cale Conley; 13. Lucas Wolfe; 14. Steve Buckwalter; 15. Tyler Clem; 16. Anthony Fiore; 17. Max Stambaugh; 18. Dave Blaney; 19. Carson Short; 20. Trey Starks; 21. Sheldon Haudenschild; 22. John Garvin; 23. Trevor Baker; 24. Danny Smith.
Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-30]
Chad Kemenah hard charges from 17th to win 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 opener at Bubba Raceway Park
OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2018) - Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titlist, Chad Kemenah, kicked-off his 2018 campaign in a big way, not only scoring the All Star Circuit of Champions season opener at Bubba Raceway Park worth $5,000, but doing so from the inside of row nine.
Kemenah, pilot of the familiar, DKW Transport and Bonnell's Rod Shop-backed, Hunter Racing entry, advanced sixteen positions during his charge to the front of the field, ultimately withstanding a competitive field and ten cautions, two of which resulting in open red flags, to earn a 34th-career All Star victory; his first ever in the Sunshine State. Kemenah's efforts also earned him the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.
"Smoke" Tony Stewart finished second during the All Star opener at the Ocala, Fla., venue, followed by Dave Blaney, Parker Price-Miller, who led the first 21 circuits before giving up the top spot, and Carson Short.
"We were really consistent the last two years, so I hope this is a sign because I need to win more," Chad Kemenah said in Bubba Raceway Park victory lane. "Starting that far back and working to the front says a lot about our efforts in the winter time. My brother, his wife, and Luke are always working in the shop. Rob and Rita Hunter just give us what we need to compete and compete competitively, anywhere we go. That's all we can ask for."
By the midpoint of the 30-lap program, Kemenah was racing within the top-five, soon pressuring those battling for podium positions just in front of him including Dave Blaney, Tony Stewart, and race leader, Parker Price-Miller. A caution on lap 20 would give Kemenah another prime opportunity to advance, ultimately driving by Dave Blaney and Tony Stewart on the ensuing restart, all while utilizing the bottom of the speedway.
Two circuits later, Kemenah was pressuring Price-Miller for the top spot. Despite leading over half of the main event, and surviving six cautions during the first 20 circuits including three consecutive that plagued the initial start, Price-Miller's efforts soon wore out, eventually surrendering the point position to Kemenah at the exit of turn four on lap 22.
"When my brother came out during the [open] red, he asked me what I thought," Kemenah continued. "I told him I felt good. I just needed to bide my time because there were cars everywhere. The race track was beautiful. The mechanic did his job and all I had to do was drive it."
Even with four more cautions halting his momentum, a pair on lap 23 and another pair on lap 27, Kemenah was invincible, stretching his final margin of victory to 3.067 seconds despite the race ending with a small string of only four consecutive laps.
"I'm not sure anyone was going to have anything for those guys," Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, said of Chad Kemenah. "We just needed things to go green for a little while longer. I'm proud of my guys. I think this team has gained a lot over the winter. I feel really good about how things got started."
"This really says what my team is about," Chad Kemenah added. "We never quit."
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2018 season with another round of Winter Nationals competition at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 2.
Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9 a.m. during the next two days of Winter Nationals competition. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting scheduled for Friday, February 2, will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6:45.
On Saturday, February 3, starting times will move ahead one hour with the All Star drivers meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes such as general admission gate times and ticket prices should visit Bubba Raceway Park on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
A-Main (30 Laps) 1. Chad Kemenah; 2. Tony Stewart; 3. Dave Blaney; 4. Parker Price-Miller; 5. Carson Short; 6. Wayne Johnson; 7. Greg Hodnett; 8. Hunter Mackison; 9. Sheldon Haudenschild; 10. Caleb Helms; 11. Mark Smith; 12. Rico Abreu; 13. Kerry Madsen; 14. Paul McMahan; 15. Trey Starks; 16. Danny Dietrich; 17. Tyler Clem; 18. Max Stambaugh; 19. Ian Madsen; 20. John Garvin; 21. Coleman Gulick; 22. Jordan Mackison; 23. Tim Shaffer; 24. Cale Conley.
Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller [1-21]; Chad Kemenah [22-30].
Millstream Speedway Paying $10,000-to-Win Rick Ferkel Classic on Final Night of All Star Speedweek
FINDLAY, Ohio (Jan. 29, 2018) - Millstream Speedway is gearing up for a spectacle this summer when it hosts the final night of the famed Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek.
The half-mile oval welcomes 'America's Series' on Sunday, June 23, for its second of three All Star shows this season. The event pays $10,000 to win and is titled the Rick Ferkel Classic in honor of the racing veteran.
"I was pretty honored to have that happen," he said. "It's really neat when people remember. It makes you feel good inside.
"I think Millstream Speedway is a sleeping giant. They have restaurants and motels around them. It's all convenient. The key is getting (the fans) in and out. Three hours is about the length of their attention span. If they can get them in and out it will be real successful. I think it will happen."
Ferkel began racing sprint cars in the early 1970s and Findlay was his hometown for approximately a decade during the early portion of his career.
"We had some really good times there," he said. "We won several features and we set some track records there."
Kear's Speed Shop, which is only about a 40-minute drive from Millstream Speedway, sponsored Ferkel since the early 1970s.
"I think it's beautiful and I'm tickled to death Millstream would come back for three shows," Kear's Speed Shop Co-Founder Shirley Kear said. "Rick cut his teeth over there and he loved that track. It was a good race track and everyone loved it. It had a lot of great races there."
Ferkel will serve as the crew chief for Trevor Baker this season. Helping young drivers has become a second career for Ferkel since he hung up his helmet following a hall of fame driving career.
"I feel you should give back," he said. "I think guys need to give back to the sport."
Shane and Larry Helms, who took over running Millstream Speedway this season, are trying to do that as well. Their first All Star show - named the Bob Hampshire Classic in honor of another local legend - is slated for May 27, which is the Sunday during Memorial Day Weekend.
Following the Rick Ferkel Classic, Millstream Speedway will host the All Stars on Monday, Sept. 3, during Labor Day Weekend.
"We're thrilled to honor greats like Rick Ferkel and Bob Hampshire," Shane Helms said. "Rick had a lot of success in our area and continued that when he went racing on the road. In my opinion at one time these two were as good as anyone at their craft. When Rick was running at his best he'd beat anyone. We're proud to be able to host a Rick Ferkel Classic and have it wrap up the Ohio Sprint Speedweek, which is a marquee week-long event that takes hard work and dedication to get through."
Start times, ticket prices and information about support classes for all three races will be released in the near future.
An All Star lineup set to return to the Sunshine State
Five-race Florida visit to award minimum $10,000 point fund
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 29, 2018) - Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1™ will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 55 events at 36 different facilities. "America's Series" will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin, all after a five-race stint in sunny, northern Florida.
Like years prior, Tony Stewart's traveling All Stars will begin the new year with action in the Sunshine State, highlighting the lone trip south of the Mason-Dixon Line with three appearances during Bubba Raceway Park's 7th Annual Winter Nationals on February 1-3, followed by a pair of DIRTcar Nationals starts at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8.
As an added bonus to all full-time, All Star Circuit of Champions teams making the journey to Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park, a point fund, made possible by Panini America, the Official Trading Card Partner of NASCAR, will be distributed amongst the top-15, full-time, All Star Circuit of Champions teams entered for action during the entire Florida swing.
"We are honored to partner with Tony and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for their southern swing to Florida this week," said Mark Warsop, CEO at Panini America, the Official Trading Card Partner of NASCAR. "While we produce trading cards across multiple sports, we are also sports enthusiasts, whether it be motorsports, football, basketball, soccer or baseball. We are truly excited for the opportunity to sponsor the points fund. Best of luck to all of the drivers and teams as they compete over the next two weekends."
To be eligible for the Panini America point fund, participating teams must be committed, full-time travelers with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018 and must participate in all All Star events in the state of Florida. If all five events are conducted, the overall point fund will equal $15,000; $3,750 reserved for the champion. Acknowledging the risk for inclement weather, if only four of the five scheduled events are conducted, the overall point fund will decrease to $12,500 with $3,125 being awarded to the overall champion. Three events or less will guarantee a $10,000 point fund with $2,500 awarded to the champion.
Points accumulated in Florida will not count toward the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings, nor the 2018 year-end Series point fund.
Expected to lead the All Star charge into Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park is six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the familiar Hunter Racing, No. 10H entry will enter his 2018 Florida campaign fresh off of a championship season with the All Star Circuit of Champions, now tied with Hartford, Ohio's Dale Blaney for the most all-time. Kemenah sealed his 2017 title run with a display of consistency; 37 top-ten finishes in 48 main event starts, also claiming victories at Atomic Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, and 34 Raceway.
Presumably, full-time All Star competitors expected to join Chad Kemenah during action in Florida include Findlay, Ohio, native and the 2017 Pete Jacobs Memorial champion, Caleb Helms; former All Star champion and Aliquippa, Pa., native, Tim Shaffer; Shreve, Ohio's Trevor Baker; the 2017 All Star "Rookie of the Year," Max Stambaugh; Vienna, W. Va., native, Cale Conley; the third generation duo of Hunter and Jordan Mackison; Dave Blaney in Pete Grove's Premier Motorsports entry; 2017 All Star "Rookie of the Year" contender, John Garvin; Clute, Texas, native, Aaron Reutzel; and 74-time All Star winner, the "Brownsburg Bullet" Joey Saldana.
In addition, many of the nation's finest will join the All Star Circuit of Champions during competition in the Sunshine State. Drivers expected to challenge "Amercia's Series" during all five events in Florida include St. Helena, Calif., native and former Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu; defending Central PA Sprint Series champion, Danny Dietrich; 2017 World of Outlaws "Rookie of the Year," Sheldon Haudenschild; 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, Ian Madsen; former Williams Grove Speedway National Open champion, Greg Hodnett; and three-time NASCAR Cup champion, "Smoke" Tony Stewart.
"I want to welcome the race fans, as well as the race teams, back to Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park. It has been a longstanding tradition to kick off the All Star season in Florida and I'm thrilled that we get the opportunity to continue just that," Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, said. "For some, the offseason can be long, so this is a perfect opportunity to escape the winter cold and head for warmer temperatures. What better way to start a season than Florida in February."
The All Star Circuit of Champions have made 28 prior appearances at Bubba Raceway Park dating back to February 9, 1991. The "Madman" Kerry Madsen, who won one of the three main events conducted in 2017, owns the most All Star victories (five) at the Ocala oval, followed by defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz. Schatz owns four victories at Bubba Raceway Park during All Star competition, most recently scoring back-to-back wins during the 2017 Winter Nationals.
Dominating the All Star win list at Volusia Speedway Park, Dover, Missouri's Danny Lasoski has tamed the half-mile on 16 different occasions throughout his career, over double the amount of victories attained by Donny Schatz who is second on the All Star Volusia win list with seven. The "Brownsburg Bullet" Joey Saldana has earned five All Star victories at Volusia, followed by Dale Blaney with four triumphs. Despite conquering the win list, Lasoski has not visited victory lane at Volusia Speedway Park with the All Stars since February 15, 2012.
Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9:00 am during all three days of Winter Nationals competition. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, February 1-2, followed by hot laps at 6:45.
On Saturday, February 3, starting times will move ahead one hour with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:30 pm, followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes such as general admission gate times and ticket prices should visit Bubba Raceway Park on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. An open practice session for the All Star Circuit of Champions will be conducted on Wednesday, January 31.
Volusia Speedway Park will open pit gates at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:00 pm, followed by engine heat at 5:30 pm, sharp. Those seeking more news and notes should visit the DIRTcar Nationals live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com. An open practice for all sprint car competitors will be conducted on Tuesday evening, February 6.
Sprints On Dirt 2018 season taking shape
ERIE, MI (January 19, 2018) – It may be frigid outside, but things are warming up in the Sprints On Dirt office as the 2018 season takes shape. Sponsorships are being renewed and race date contracts are being signed as SOD works to complete preparation for the 2018 schedule.
SOD has a long-standing practice of publicly releasing only race dates that have been agreed to, and we continue to do so. Dates considered to be tentative, TBA, TBD, etc. are not listed. With this in mind, these are the signed dates for 2018 at this time:
Saturday, April 28 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI (May 5 rain date)
Friday, May 18 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Friday, June 8 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Saturday, June 9 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
Friday, June 22 - Tri-City Motor Speedway, Auburn, MI
Friday, July 6 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Saturday, July 14 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI
Friday, July 27 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Friday, August 3 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
Saturday, August 4 - Butler Speedway, Quincy, MI
Saturday, August 25 - Merritt Speedway, Lake City, MI
Friday, August 31 - Hartford Speedway, Hartford, MI
Saturday, September 1 - Crystal Motor Speedway, Crystal, MI
Additional dates are under consideration and will be announced when finalized.
Carl Bowser to Join All Star Circuit of Champions Tour in 2018 in Chiappelli Motorsports #98
By DirtyMouth Communications
Butler, PA (January 17, 2018) – After a successful season in 2017 in his first year in the Chiappelli Motorsports #98, Carl Bowser and the #98 team will launch the driver's rookie season with the All Star Sprint Circuit of Champions in 2018.
"To be able to take a car out on the All Star tour with Tom and Fran and our team means a lot," Bowser said. "We had been heading in this direction by adding more All Star races and travel in 2016 when we bought the #10 team out. When we decided to partner with Tom and Fran, we all sat down and decided to put one season of more aggressive traveling together before we committed to the All Star schedule."
The 2017 season was a year of growth for Bowser, running 43 races primarily in Central PA and putting the #98 car in victory lane three times. The 2018 season has more than 70 dates on the schedule between 50 races on the All Star schedule, local shows in Western PA and special events.
"We have taken more risks and raced tougher cars in preparation for a long future together with Tom and Fran," Bowser said. "We're confident that this is the right next step for us, especially with the caliber of cars that we're going to be up against with the All Stars. Our crew and sponsors have been really supportive of our goals, so we're excited to move forward together as a team because we couldn't do it without that."
Bowser will kick off the 2018 season in March in Central PA to prepare for the All Star points opener at Atomic Speedway on Friday, April 6th.
1. Chad Kemenah 6640
2. Ryan Smith 6194
3. Caleb Armstrong 5950
4. Max Stambaugh 5672
5. Caleb Helms 5580
6. Brandon Spithaler 5235
7. T.J. Michael 5069
8. Brandon Matus 5004
9. John Garvin 4878
10. Tyler Esh 4789
June 16 Attica-PPD
June 17 Shaffer
June 19 Larson
June 20 Larson
June 21 Shaffer
June 22 Bayston
June 23 Rain
June 24 Duncan
2017 OSW Points
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
1. Ian Madsen 4520
2. Brian Brown 4267
3. Austin McCarl 3842
4. Brooke Tatnell 3723
5. Terry McCarl 3694
6. Lynton Jeffrey 3469
7. Matt Juhl 3242
8. Davey Heskin 3239
9. J. Schneiderman 3187
10. Tasker Phillips 2992
1. Bud Kaeding 855
2. Gio Scelzi 852
3. DJ Netto 824
4. Cory Eliason 819
5. Kyle Hirst 731
6. Bobby McMahan 725
7. Sean Watts 705
8. Michael Kofoid 695
9. Jarrett Soares 690
10. Nathan Rolfe 651
1. Brad Loyet 1591
2. Jim Moughan 1364
3. Mike Terry 1188
4. Jacob Patton 1154
5. Logan Faucon 1144
6. Paul Nienhiser 1124
7. A.J. Bruns 1074
8. J. Standridge 1016
9. Jake Blackhurst 978
10. Chris Urish 972
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