By Tyler Altmeyer
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 27, 2020) – Bumping the overall tally from eight to nine, the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now consist of nine events over an 11-day span, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, will host the winged warriors on Wednesday evening, June 10. Although not new to All Star Circuit of Champions competition like many of the facilities on the Thunder Through The Plains schedule, it has been over 30 years since the Series last left tracks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, hosting a doubleheader on March 9-10, 1990.
The Devil’s Bowl program will be the first of five consecutive nights of competition for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, continuing on with stops at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 11, Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Friday, June 12, Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, June 13, and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana, on Sunday, June 14.
With only a two-day break separating the first four events from the last five, the Thunder Through The Plains schedule will activate on Thursday, June 4, at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, followed by visits to Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Friday, June 5, Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 6, and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas, on Sunday, June 7.
Before the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires schedule can commence, the All Star Circuit of Champions must pass through Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. The two-day blockbuster, the first full-point program on the 2020 All Star schedule, will award a total winner’s share equalling $13,200; $6,600-to-win each evening.
Since announcing his plans to join the All Star Circuit of Champions for the Park Jefferson doubleheader, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, has had time to amend his upcoming schedule, ultimately extending his tour with America’s Series. The Columbus, Indiana-native will now follow the All Star Circuit of Champions during the entire Thunder Through The Plains campaign that extends through June 14.
General admission tickets for each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the ticket link below. No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the respective events.
General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275
Tickets for the events at Lawton Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, 81 Speedway, and Southern Oklahoma Speedway can be purchased through MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/tickets/.
Park Jefferson International Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center, following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.
A rain date of Sunday, May 31, may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will begin at 2 pm.
For those unable to attend the Park Jefferson doubleheader, or any other event on the 2020 All Star schedule, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.
All Star Trip Directory:
Friday and Saturday, May 29-30
Park Jefferson International Speedway
48426 332nd Street
Jefferson, SD 57049
Thursday, June 4
3501 South Sheridan Rd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
Friday, June 5
Red Dirt Raceway
990871 S Hwy 18
Meeker, Oklahoma 74855
Saturday, June 6
Outlaw Motor Speedway
8100 Wainwright Rd
Oktaha, Oklahoma 74450
Sunday, June 7
7700 N Broadway
Park City, KS 67219
Wednesday, June 10
Devil’s Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road
Mesquite, TX 75181
Thursday, June 11
Southern Oklahoma Speedway
Ardmore, OK 73401
Friday, June 12
Monarch Motor Speedway
1633 FM 369
Wichita Falls, TX 76305
Saturday, June 13
3131 FM 1252 EW
Kilgore, TX 75662
Sunday, June 14
14325 Highway 4
Chatham, Louisiana 71226
About the 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. 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 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 363 “semi-lovely” stores in 25 states. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.
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