Series Making Only Illinois Appearance This Friday Night
Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, is preparing for its biggest winged sprint car show, possibly ever, this coming Friday night, May 20. The date marks the only Illinois visit in 2016 for the Tony Stewart owned Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion sprint cars. It will be a great night for all racing fans, as the UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds, and POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed will also be in action.
Coming into Friday’s event at Lincoln, veteran open wheel star, Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio leads the standings, claiming wins at Attica Raceway Park and Port Royal Speedway. Blaney has also taken top fives at Wayne County and Selensgrove with a top ten at Bedford. Blaney will be one of the favorites, no doubt, at the Lincoln Speedway event.
Chad Kemenah, the current point runner-up, trails Blaney by 26 points early in the season. Kemenah has been outstanding as well, winning recently at Bedford, while claiming top fives at Attica, Wayne County, and Port Royal. Kemenah trimmed 8 points off of Blaney’s lead at Lernerville last Friday night. A 24th at Selinsgrove is what put the deficit where it is now.
The top five in series standings are finished off by Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, and T.J Michael. Others in the top ten include Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Caleb Helms, and Ryan Smith. Expected travelers with the series also include Andrew Palker, Kraig Kinser, Caleb Armstrong, Bradley Howard, and Brent Marks, who find themselves in the top 15.
Joining the strong contingent of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champion regulars will be a barrage of Illinois competitors, normally seen with MOWA and at other big events throughout the area. The field will definitely be stout, as the fastest cars of the season visit the track.
Pits will open next Friday at 3:00, while grandstands will open at 4:00. The driver meeting for All Star Sprints is scheduled for 5:30, while the local division pill draw will end at 6:00. Sprint hotlaps are set for 5:45 with qualifying to follow and racing to take the green around 7:00.
Grandstand admission will be $30 with kids 11 and under free. Pit admission will be just $5 more at $35.
For more information, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.
Additional 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.
CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champion Sprint Cars
UMP Pro Late Models
UMP Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds
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POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed (Lincoln Only Points)