By Brian Liskai
Camargo, IL. (1-18-11) – The O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star
Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars and O’Reilly Auto Parts Late Model Series
will heat up race fans and thaw the Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway
in Sylvania, Ga. on Feb. 3.
The All Stars sprints and late models will kick off the 2011 racing season
with the Inaugural Winter Freeze event which will pay the feature winner in
both divisions $10,000!
The first ever appearance of the All Stars sprints on the three-eighths
mile clay track will open with a practice session on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Pit
passes will be $20 but fans can watch for free in the spacious grandstands.
Thursday night’s racing will cost only $25 for grandstand seating for
adults while kids 12 and under are admitted free.
Located between the towns of Newington, Ga. and Sylvania, Ga., Screven
Motor Speedway has never felt the thunder of the 800+ horsepower winged
sprint cars blasting through its banked red clay turns. Known as “The
Action Track of the South,” Screven has been in operation since 1997 and
has hosted several big late model shows. Dennis “Rambo” Franklin has the
track record at Screven set in 2009 with the Lucas Oil Late Model Series at
Fans can be sure some of the best sprint car and late model drivers in the
United States will be on hand for the first race of 2011 as teams make
their way south for the Winter Nationals in Florida later in the week. And
if the action on the track doesn’t warm you up, the grandstands will
feature heaters under the bleachers to make sure fans have a comfortable
Screven kicks off the O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champions
Sprint Cars’ 2011 season and will be part of “America’s Series” new
regional points system. Screven Motor Speedway’s Winter Freeze is the kick
off of the Eastern All Star Region which will pay the point champion at
year’s end $20,000!
Two-time All Star Sprint Champion Tim Shaffer – the Steel City Outlaw –
will be looking to continue his phenomenal 2010 season which saw him
capture 16 All Star wins in addition to sprint car racing’s biggest jewel,
the Knoxville Nationals. However, Shaffer could have his hands full with
the likes of Pennsylvania Posse members Lance Dewease, Fred Rahmer, Stevie
Smith, Chad Layton, Greg Hodnett, Justin Henderson, Mark Smith, Todd
Shaffer and more. Throw in the All Star regulars like two-time champion
Greg Wilson, Ohio Sprint Speedweek Champion David Gravel and 2010 All Star
Rookie of the Year Cap Henry, three-time All Star Champion Dale Blaney and
some World of Outlaw teams all competing for the first time at Screven, and
the Winter Freeze has the makings of a classic.
Following the Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway, the All Stars will
travel to Florida to kick off the 28th Annual Winter Nationals at Ocala
Speedway for a two-day show on Feb. 4 and 5. After a brief pause the
drivers All Stars return to action for their yearly stop at the Volusia
Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., as part of the 40th Annual DIRTcar
Nationals. On Wednesday night, Feb. 9, action heats up with a $5,000 to win
event and then one night later on Feb. 10 the Sprint Car feature will pay
$5,000 as well.
For more information about the Winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway,