INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2016) – The most anticipated month of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule is officially underway, complete with 11 events throughout Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio, headlined with the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Before launching Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 17, the Arctic Cat All Stars will enter three separate, $5,000-to-win events over the course of the first two weekends of June, beginning with visits to Atomic Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5.
The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off the month of June with a trip to Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, June 4. Atomic Speedway will try a third attempt at hosting the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, with the first two previously scheduled dates removed due to wet weather. The June 4 program will be the first of three appearances by the Arctic Cat All Stars at the Atomic highbanks in 2016. “America’s Series” will return during Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Wednesday, June 22, followed by a visit on October 21-22 for the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.
Defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney is the most recent winner during All Star competition at Atomic Speedway, sweeping the Open Wheel Championship on July 31/August 1, 2015. The August 1 finale was worth $10,000.
Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second and final time in 2016 on Sunday, June 5. The sprawling half-mile hosted over 40 entries during the first appearance in mid-April, including all 13, full-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions travelers. A stout field of “Pennsylvania Posse” regulars are also expected to be on hand this Sunday evening for the Roy Moral Tribute, the last Pennsylvania visit for the Arctic Cat All Stars until Friday, July 29. Chad Kemenah earned the $5,000 winner’s share during the April Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit, holding off Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry at the final checkers.
Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, June 4. General admission gates will open at 4, with hot laps scheduled to begin at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 5. Hot laps will hit the racing surface beginning at 6, followed by racing at 6:30, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.
Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/1/2016):
- Dale Blaney: 1370
- Chad Kemenah: 1322
- Sheldon Haudenschild: 1260
- Cap Henry: 1234
- T.J. Michael: 1210
- Danny Holtgraver: 1196
- Lee Jacobs: 1164
- Caleb Helms: 1112
- Kraig Kinser: 1096
- Andrew Palker: 1074
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.