Camargo, IL-(6-29-10)- Coming off a very successful and exciting Ohio
Sprint Speedweek, the cars and stars of the O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star
Circuit of Champions will be in action on the high banks of KC Raceway in
Chillicothe, Ohio on Saturday, July 3.
In what has become a must-see event, Budweiser presents “The Night the
Stars Come Out,” with the All Star sprints running for $5,000 to win and
the AMRA Late Models also competing for a top prize of $5,000. The Advance
Services Modifieds will also be in action.
The All Stars recently competed at the three-eighths mile high banked KC
Raceway on Saturday, June 19 on night #2 of Ohio Sprint Speedway. Defending
All Star champion Tim Shaffer scored a dominating win with Dale Blaney
edging Brandon Wimmer for second, and Kyle Sauder and Speedweek champion
David Gravel rounding out the top five. But who could forget the drive by
former KC Raceway owner Jim Neir who blasted from the 24th starting spot to
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12. Pit passes are $35.
In a schedule update, the Sept. 25 make-up race at Port Royal Speedway in
Pennsylvania has been cancelled. All Star officials and Port Royal
officials are working to find a date for the event, which originally was
scheduled in May but was rained out, then rescheduled for June and was
The All Stars will be busy in July. They kick-off four races in a five day
span on Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10 at West Virginia Motor Speedway.
The massive five-eighths mile long track is located near Mineral Wells, W.
Va., just south of Parkersburg, W.Va. on the west side of I-77. It marks
the return of the All Stars to the big track, a venue they have not visited
The Governor’s Cup weekend kicks off Friday with a $3,000 to win affair
with the “Almost Heaven 25”. The FASTRAK Mid-Ohio Valley Touring Series
late models will also compete for $1,200 to win. Also, the Jack Shutts
Throwback 20’s” $800 to win HotMod and Stock Car Invites will be held
featuring NASCAR style driver introductions, pit road with mandatory pit
stops and tire changes. Saturday’s event will pay the All Star sprint
feature winner $5,000 and $10,000 to win the late model event with the TSMA
Modifieds vying for $1,200. There will be a pre-race autograph session from
Gates will open both Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. with hot laps underway
at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.wvspeedway.com
“This is going to be a big event for the All Stars. Scott Strode, Brian
Ferrell, Daniel Patterson, Lynn Chapman and everyone at Mountain State
Motorsports Promotions have worked very hard to bring West Virginia Motor
Speedway back to prominence and we’re excited to be a part of that,” said
All Star President Guy Webb.
The All Stars began competition at West Virginia Motor Speedway in 1985
with Jack Hewitt taking the victory Tim Green and Kelly Kinser. The All
Stars did not return to the track until 1991 when Chuck Ward too the win
over Hewitt and Frank Kerr. In 1992, Kevin Huntley would take the victory
over Rocky Hodges and Jeff Shepherd. It would be another long break before
the All Stars would return to the big track in 2004 with Kenny Jacobs
securing the win over Chad Kemenah and Danny Smith.
>From West Virginia, the All Stars will travel on Sunday and compete on
Monday, July 12 at Can Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, New York, just
off NYS Rt. 411.
The four-tenths of a mile dirt track plays host to weekly modified racing
on its long straights and wide, sweeping turns. Joining the All Star
sprints will be the SUNY Canton 358 modified series and SUNY Canton
Sportsman Series. This marks the first ever visit of the O’Reilly Auto
Parts All Star Circuit of Champions to the track.
For more information go to www.canammotorsports.com
The All Stars will then travel to Utica-Rome Speedway on Tuesday, July 13.
Located off St. Rt. 5 near Vernon, N.Y., the half-mile track known as “The
Action Track of the East,” plays host to modifieds and stock car divisions
on a weekly basis, but has also hosted the ESS 360 sprints and special late
Joining the All Star sprints will be the Best of Four Thunder Pro Stock
Series. Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. For more
information go to www.uticaromespeedway.com
“We’re excited about going to Can Am and Utica-Rome for the first time to
show those fans the thrill of 410 sprint racing,” said Webb.
For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com