Dirt Track Racing News

All Star Circuit of Champions will challenge IRA Outlaw Sprint Series during Wisconsin doubleheader

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 16, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will invade the Badger State for the first and only time in 2018 during the upcoming weekend, set to challenge the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series for a pair of $5,000 top prizes on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. The IRA/All Star Challenge doubleheader will ignite on Saturday evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, followed by a visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

The Wisconsin road trip will help kick-off a busy nine-day segment of the 2018 All Star schedule that includes five events at five tracks in two states, concluding with the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park on Sunday, May 27.

Despite logging countless miles throughout the state of Wisconsin, sanctioning 20 events throughout a 30-year span, Tony Stewart's All Stars have made only one prior visit to the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, that occurring in 1995 when Kevin Huntley took home top honors.

Although making a quick stop at the Sun Prairie oval in 2017, the upcoming weekend visit to Angell Park Speedway will be a first-ever for the All Star Circuit of Champions. The 2017 appearance was cut short due to rain just after qualifying time trials.

Entering the weekend fresh off of an All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on May 5, Clute, Texas' Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday afternoon, now on top of the Series driver standings by ten markers over Attica Spring Nationals winner, Jac Haudenschild. The pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, No. 87 entry owns four top-ten finishes in five point-earning starts so far this season, two of which occurring inside the top-five.

Kokomo, Indiana's Parker Price-Miller will enter the Wisconsin doubleheader third in the All Star driver championship chase, trailing the top spot by a mere 30 points. Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, will enter the weekend fourth in the driver standings, followed by the "Buckeye Bullet" Dave Blaney.

IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competitors expected to challenge Tony Stewart's All Stars during the upcoming weekend include current Series point leader, Scott Thiel, recent Series feature winners, Steve Meyer and Matt VanderVere, as well as a multitude of Series full-timers including Jack Blackhurst, Jeremy Schultz, and Bed Schmidt.

In addition, All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, is expected to join in on the action at Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway, as well as former Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu.

Adding extra hype to the Wisconsin doubleheader, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway. The pair of programs, two of eight All Star events on the 2018 MAVTV schedule, will be broadcast via tape-delay on September 2 and September 9, respectively. Each event will air twice during its scheduled replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Optimum, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comcast Xfinity, and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright. Arctic Cat All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will also be featured during select MAVTV broadcasts as a color commentator.

About MAVTV:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com

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

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

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2018-05-16 16:05:40