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Winner Sammy Swindell (All Star Media Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Sammy Swindell beats Eliason and Macedo at 34 Raceway for 27th career All Star victory

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 29, 2018) - Sammy Swindell is 62-years-old and still winning.

Exactly one year after earning his last Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in West Lebanon, N.Y., “Slammin’” Sammy Swindell wins again with America’s Series, this time earning a $5,000 payday during action at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For Swindell, the All Star victory bumps his career total to 27 with the Series, forced to outduel Fresno, California’s Cory Eliason during the later stages of the 30-lap program to do so. The 34 Raceway victory was a first-ever for the Germantown, Tenn., native during All Star competition.

Cory Eliason held on to finish second with the All Stars to earn a first-ever podium finish with the Series, followed by Carson Macedo, Cale Conley, and Kerry Madsen.

“I think I’m the oldest person to ever win one of these races,” an elated Sammy Swindell said in victory lane, driver of the Thones Utility Construction/No. 59 sprint car. “We pulled this car out of the trailer tonight and didn’t touch a bolt on it. We won one now. We’ll work to improve from here.”

Sammy Swindell’s march to the front took patience and persistence. Starting from the outside of row two, Swindell completed the first eight circuits in the exact same position as he started. Traffic came into play quickly around the 3/8-mile, high banked oval which allowed Swindell to close the gap on the top three. Utilizing lapped cars, the former World of Outlaws champion was able to battle by Jackson and Knoxville winner, Kerry Madsen, to take the third spot officially on lap nine. Just one circuit later, the main event’s first caution appeared forcing the field to mold back together.

It was not until when caution flags reappeared that Swindell was able to make a bid for the second spot, ultimately driving by the familiar No. 7K of Cale Conley as the pair raced down the backstretch on lap 17. Halting Swindell’s obvious momentum in traffic, caution flags reappeared on lap 18, once again forcing the field to bunch back together.

Now on the tailtank of the Roth Motorsports entry of Cory Eliason, green flag conditions returned with Swindell now in hot pursuit of the top spot. The pair raced one-two for the next eight circuits in clear air, but traffic came into the picture soon thereafter. As Eliason reached the tail of the field to complete lap 26, Swindell made his move, actually peeking underneath the No. 83 as the pair battled into turn one. A drag race down the back straightaway resulted in Swindell’s favor, taking the lead officially with a slider between turns three and four on lap 27.

Although one last caution appeared with two circuits remaining setting up a green-white-checkered restart, Swindell was untouchable, sailing off to score the All Star victory in front of a packed-house by 1.25 seconds.

“We were kinda tight at the beginning, so as the laps continued to go down, the car was getting better,” Swindell continued. “We still have a few kinks that we need to work out.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will enjoy a pair of off-weekends before returning to competition on Friday evening, August 17, at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York; the first of three consecutive events in the Empire State. Action will continue on Saturday evening, August 18, at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, followed by a stop at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon on Sunday, August 19. The trio of New York stops will open an August schedule that includes eight events across three states, four of which in Pennsylvania on August 23-26.

Contingency Awards/Results:
34 Raceway - Sunday, July 29, 2018:
Arctic Cat All Stars at 34 Raceway
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 12.797 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cale Conley - 12.288 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Austin McCarl
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Sammy Swindell
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cale Conley
Wix Filters Dash #2: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.675; 2. 35V-Jamie Veal, 12.759; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.815; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.867; 5. 15-Bobby Mincer, 12.990; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.008; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.085; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.456

Group (B)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.590; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.672; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 12.707; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 12.770; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.852; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 12.863; 7. 21au-Jordan Brazier, 12.949; 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.391

Group (C)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.376; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.382; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.414; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.699; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.740; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.855; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.963; 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 13.362

Group (D)
1. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.236; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.288; 3. 59-Sammy Swindell, 12.434; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.576; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.582; 6. 29-Willie Croft, 12.598; 7. 50-Bill Balog, 12.753; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 12.780

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 35V-Jamie Veal [3]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 25-Jake Blackhurst [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 7. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [7]; 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 50-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [1]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh [7]; 6. 50-Bill Balog [5]; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman [9]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 10. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [6]; 11. 51J-Ryan Jamison [11]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [12]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 2KS-Austin McCarl [6]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [22]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [23]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 17. 29-Willie Croft [17]; 18. 25-Jake Blackhurst [10]; 19. 35V-Jamie Veal [15]; 20. 11-Ryan Smith [21]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 22. 10H-Chad Kemenah [24]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [20]; 24. 3K-Tim Kaeding [19]
Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-4), Cory Eliason (5-26), Sammy Swindell (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/29/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712
2. Carson Macedo - 3708
3. Chad Kemenah - 3694
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538
5. Dave Blaney - 3510
6. Paul McMahan - 3508
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3244
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Kerry Madsen (Chuck Stowe Images Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Kerry Madsen goes back-to-back with the All Star Circuit of Champions with win at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2018) - Kerry Madsen nearly counted himself out on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, forced to start from the inside of seven for the 25-lap main event after finishing third during his respective heat race. Although distraught over his starting position, the veteran proved himself wrong in a hurry, quickly advancing through the feature field to earn his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory in as many days.

Now a nine-time winner with the All Star Circuit of Champions, the “Madman” sealed his fate on lap 20, making an impressive move around fellow sprint car veteran, Sammy Swindell, to cash-in for a $5,000 payday.

Defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, finished third at Knoxville Raceway, followed by “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brooke Tatnell.

“We’ve been really quick lately, we just haven’t been able to catch any breaks,” Kerry Madsen explained in victory lane, driver of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M sprint car. “Last night was a great night for us, and tonight having to start 13th, I was like ‘oh man, we are done.’ But I’ll tell you what, Guy Forbrook has been working hard on this car. That thing was a rocketship tonight.”

Tea, South Dakota’s Matt Juhl and seven-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, Terry McCarl, led the feature field to green on Saturday night at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Juhl earned the early advantage, leading McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, and Lynton Jeffrey by the flagstand for the first time. Juhl led the first three circuits before the main event’s first red flag appeared on lap four. Trey Starks was the driver involved; he walked away unharmed.

Green flag action resumed with Terry McCarl now on the back bumper of Juhl. McCarl chased Juhl for the next eight circuits before making his first, official bid for the top spot on lap 12. Although gaining the top spot with ease, Juhl had some visible programs, ultimately surrendering his position and pulling off into the infield.

After McCarl’s successful overtaking, the driver of the familiar No. 24 led for the next two circuits, instantly opening up to a three-second command. Unfortunately for T-Mac, the turn one cushion got the best of the Altoona, Iowa, native, eventually sending McCarl on a wild ride between turns one and two. As a result, the point position was left open for Sammy Swindell.

Swindell, who started seventh on the feature grid, led the field back to green with Brooke Tatnell and Chad Kemenah in tow. By that point, Kerry Madsen was full of life, already making his presence known well within the top-five, actually powering into the runner-up spot by the completion of lap 16.

Lap by lap, Madsen picked away at Swindell’s lead, shrinking his command from one second on lap 17, to a mere-.2 seconds by the completion of lap 19. By the time the pair raced into turn one on lap 20, Madsen was within striking distance and attempted to slide the Germantown, Tenn., native through corner number two. Although Madsen’s initial slider did not stick, his attempt to overtake the top spot in turns three and four did succeed, ultimately pulling away from Swindell as the pair drag raced off of corner number four.

From that point forward, it was all Madsen at the front of the field, quickly accelerating to an impressive command that stretched to nearly three seconds by lap 25.

“This is a fun team to be a part of,” Madsen explained. “I have really enjoyed the last year and a half. This is a great time of year to get good.”

Moving a little further east, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their four-race stretch through the Midwest with a stop on Sunday evening, July 29, at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Just the third appearance in Series history, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize during their Sunday night stop at the 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval, officially concluding their four-track, three-state sweep through the central time zone.

34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Knoxville Raceway - Saturday, July 28, 2018:
Weiler Night
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 56 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Giovanni Scelzi - 15.419 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 15.338 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Matt Juhl
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lynton Jeffrey
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Brian Brown
Computer Man of Fremont D-Main: Tony Stewart
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Rager Phillips
JE Pistons Dash #1: Matt Juhl
Wix Filters Dash #2: Terry McCarl
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Giovanni Scelzi
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dominic Scelzi (+16)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.364; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, 15.399; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.489; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.553; 5. 9-Rager Phillips, 15.590; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.622; 7. 70s-Jeff Swindell, 15.664; 8. 21au-Jordan Brazier, 15.717; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.836; 10. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.859; 11. 10-Clyde Knipp, 15.907; 12. 28-Allen Woods, 16.113

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.338; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell, 15.381; 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 15.654; 4. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.697; 5. 71A-RJ Johnson, 15.702; 6. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 15.758; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.820; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.154; 9. 7-John Carney, 16.339; 10. 7X-Carson McCarl, 16.470; 11. 19-Bobby Wueve, 16.689

Group (C)
1. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.368; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.404; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.410; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.449; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.479; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.667; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 15.748; 8. 35V-Jamie Veal, 15.797; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.832; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.958; 11. 15-Bobby Mincer, 16.447

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.440; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.599; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.638; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 15.652; 5. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.657; 6. 67-Ryan Robinson, 15.663; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.683; 8. 20-AJ Moeller, 15.726; 9. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.743; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.366; 11. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 17.747

Group (E)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.530; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.545; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 15.607; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.685; 5. 29-Willie Croft, 15.805; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 15.877; 7. 75-Glen Saville, 16.016; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.066; 9. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 16.177; 10. 85-Chase Wanner, 16.517; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks, 99.470

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 70S-Jeff Swindell [7]; 7. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [8]; 8. 9-Rager Phillips [5]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [10]; 11. 10-Clyde Knipp [11]; 12. 28-Allen Woods [12]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips [2]; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [6]; 6. 71A-RJ Johnson [5]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 7-John Carney [9]; 9. 19-Bobby Wueve [11]; 10. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [8]; 11. 7X-Carson McCarl [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [4]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu [7]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 9. 35V-Jamie Veal [8]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 11. 15-Bobby Mincer [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 67-Ryan Robinson [6]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 56N-Davey Heskin [5]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [9]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [11]; 11. 20-AJ Moeller [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [1]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 4. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 8. 5H-Sammy Walsh [9]; 9. 85-Chase Wanner [10]; 10. 75-Glen Saville [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell [2]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 3. 15-Bobby Mincer [8]; 4. 10-Clyde Knipp [7]; 5. 7X-Carson McCarl [10]; 6. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [5]; 7. 75-Glen Saville [3]; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [4]; 9. 20-AJ Moeller [6]; 10. 28-Allen Woods [9]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9-Rager Phillips [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 7-John Carney [5]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 6. 35V-Jamie Veal [6]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [4]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [12]; 10. 19-Bobby Wueve [10]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 12. 85-Chase Wanner [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 67-Ryan Robinson [4]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [5]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 7. 70S-Jeff Swindell [6]; 8. 24R-Rico Abreu [13]; 9. 56N-Davey Heskin [11]; 10. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [12]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 12. 9-Rager Phillips [16]; 13. 29-Willie Croft [14]; 14. 11-Ryan Smith [17]; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak [10]; 16. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 17. 71A-RJ Johnson [9]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [13]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [4]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [18]; 9. 83-Cory Eliason [19]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 11. 3K-Tim Kaeding [20]; 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl [16]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [22]; 14. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 17. 7W-Tasker Phillips [17]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [12]; 19. 67-Ryan Robinson [26]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [11]; 21. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 22. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [25]; 24. 3-Jac Haudenschild [24]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [15]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [21] Lap Leaders: Matt Juhl (1-11), Terry McCarl (12-14), Sammy Swindell (15-19), Kerry Madsen (20-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/28/2018)
1. Chad Kemenah - 3588
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3574
3. Carson Macedo - 3564
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3414
5. Dave Blaney - 3406
6. Paul McMahan - 3386
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3332
8. Cale Conley - 3102
9. Carl Bowser - 2890
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2884

About MAVTV Motorsports Network:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Kerry Madsen (All Star Media Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

The Madman pockets $10,000 during All Star visit to Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. (June 27, 2018) - The “Madman” Kerry Madsen put on a show during Friday’s fair race at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, ultimately battling through a four-car fray near the midpoint of the 30-lap program to solidify a $10,000 payday. Madsen, who now owns eight All Star Circuit of Champions victories over the course of his storied career, started fourth on the feature grid and took the lead officially on lap 16, driving by race-long leader, Josh Baughman, with a power move on the cushion. The All Star victory was Madsen’s first of the 2018 season.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel climbed six positions to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Dave Blaney, and Carson Macedo.

In addition, fans from coast-to-coast will have the opportunity to relive the excitement from the state-of-the-art complex as MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, was on hand to capture all of the action. Air dates for the event will be released in the near-future.

“It feels good to put a night like tonight together and win in front of all of our home fans and sponsors,” Kerry Madsen said in victory lane, pilot of the GoMuddy.com/No. 2M sprint car. “It was a fun race there toward the middle, but we were able to get away from those guys and get the lead before the track got real narrow. This is a great way to start the weekend. I’m very proud to be a part of this team and happy for everyone involved.”

Although it was Madsen who earned the payday, it was Josh Baughman who earned the initial jump, taking command from the outside-pole position over Chad Kemenah and Dave Blaney. With a clear track ahead, Baughman was able to build a strong advantage in a hurry, escaping to a near-two second lead with just five laps in the books.

The pace was quick, but traffic soon halted Baughman’s momentum which allowed Kemenah, Blaney, and eventually Madsen, to close the gap. By lap 12, Baughman’s advantage was all but erased, now with four cars on his heels battling for positions two through five.

Blaney drove by Kemenah at the exit of turn four on lap 12 to take the runner-up spot, only to be negated the following circuit. By this point, Madsen was already applying pressure on the frontrunners, soon commencing a battle with Kemenah and Blaney for a podium position. As Kemenah drove back by Blaney to regain second, Madsen also slipped by the “Buckeye Bullet” to take third on lap 13, following that advancement with another move on lap 14 to scoot around Kemenah for second. Just two circuits later, Madsen was in command, actually driving around Baughman at the exit of turn four to officially lead lap 16.

Madsen’s lead grew in a hurry, but it was cut down just as fast as it was built. Jackson Speedway’s surface started to build a thin line of rubber around the bottom of the speedway, ultimately forcing all competitors to move to the bottom groove. Trying to take advantage of the situation, Aaron Reutzel, who followed Madsen through the chaos to claim second over Kemenah and Blaney on lap 19, tried to apply pressure on the “Madman” while racing through the narrow groove, but time was out. Madsen crossed under the final checkers with a one second lead.

“It was important to get to the front in a hurry and find the abrasiveness around the bottom of the speedway,” Madsen continued. “I think we were all a little worried that the track was going to do that. It all worked out in the end.”

With two events down and two to go, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-race trek through the Midwest with a one-night stand at the Sprint Car Capital of the World - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday evening, July 28. Tony Stewart’s All Stars have made 16 prior appearances at the world-famous Marion County Fairgrounds, but only two repeat winners have been crowned. The last All Star visit to Knoxville Raceway took place in 2011 with Kevin Swindell taking the final checkers.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Knoxville Raceway live on the Web at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Jackson Motorplex - Friday, July 27, 2018:
ABDO Fair Race presented by Richard White Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.519 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tony Stewart - 12.601 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sammy Swindell
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Terry McCarl
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Cale Conley
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Wix Filters Dash #2: Josh Baughman
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.580; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.601; 3. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.639; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.663; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.886; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.951; 7. 23W-Scott Winters, 13.115; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.233; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 13.342; 10. 7-John Carney, 13.559

Group (B)
1. 17b-Josh Baughman, 12.701; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.821; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.955; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell, 13.064; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.070; 6. 7X-Carson McCarl, 13.275; 7. 4X-Eric Schulz, 13.848; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston, 18.996; 9. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 99.190

Group (C)
1. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.856; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.063; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.081; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.138; 5. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.167; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.185; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.195; 8. 35V-Jamie Veal, 13.327; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 18.302

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.041; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.269; 3. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 13.349; 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska, 13.464; 5. 19L-RJ Johnson, 13.509; 6. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.526; 7. 20-Brant O'Banion, 13.716; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson, 14.135; 9. O5-Colin Smith, 99.370

Group (E)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.804; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.246; 3. 29-Willie Croft, 13.294; 4. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.316; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 13.341; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.345; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.387; 8. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.457; 9. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.698

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 7. 23W-Scott Winters [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson [9]; 10. 7-John Carney [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 4X-Eric Schulz [7]; 7. 7X-Carson McCarl [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 35V-Jamie Veal [8]; 7. 16-Travis Whitney [5]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 2. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [2]; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu [6]; 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 6. 19L-RJ Johnson [5]; 7. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson [8]; 9. 20-Brant O'Banion [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 29-Willie Croft [2]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]; 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson [5]; 6. 7-John Carney [9]; 7. 14K-Victoria Knutson [4]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [3]; 3. 35V-Jamie Veal [7]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [2]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 11. 19L-RJ Johnson [9]; 12. 16-Travis Whitney [12]; 13. O5-Colin Smith [15]; 14. 4X-Eric Schulz [10]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 16. 23W-Scott Winters [11]; 17. 7X-Carson McCarl [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 6. 59-Sammy Swindell [10]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 9. 17B-Josh Baughman [2]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 24-Terry McCarl [11]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [18]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [16]; 15. 11-Ryan Smith [26]; 16. 35V-Jamie Veal [23]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [17]; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell [14]; 20. 2KS-Austin McCarl [22]; 21. 29-Willie Croft [15]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [24]; 25. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [12]; 26. 35W-Skylar Prochaska [20] Lap Leaders: Josh Baughman (1-15), Kerry Madsen (16-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/27/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3446
2. Chad Kemenah - 3444
3. Aaron Reutzel - 3440
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3312
5. Dave Blaney - 3302
6. Paul McMahan - 3256
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3212
8. Cale Conley - 3012
9. Carl Bowser - 2800
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2794

About MAVTV Motorsports Network:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Ryan Smith (All Star Media Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Ryan Smith takes advantage of Macedo’s misfortune for Angell Park All Star victory

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (July 26, 2018) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season in a thriller on Thursday night at Angell Park Speedway, inheriting command with just two circuits remaining after race leader, Carson Macedo, retired with mechanical woes. In actuality, Smith, the part-time pilot of the McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee and Associates/No. 11 sprint car, inherited the lead twice during the All Star/IRA Outlaw Sprint Series event in Sun Prairie, Wis., but the second proved to be worth $5,000.

Multi-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion, Bill Balog, rallied nine positions to finish second at Angell Park Speedway, followed by Dave Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and California invader, Rico Abreu.

“I really can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work, and for them giving me this opportunity to drive their car,” Ryan Smith said in Angell Park Speedway victory lane. “We’ve been getting faster and faster every time we race together. It feels great to finally get an All Star win.”

Although Smith started from the pole position, it was fellow front row starter Aaron Reutzel who earned the early advantage, immediately taking control of the 24-car field as the opening green flags waved.

A quick pace around Angell Park Speedway’s 1/3-mile, clay oval led the Cute, Texas, native into traffic for the first time on lap four. Despite multiple roadblocks in the form of lapped cars, Reutzel was able to maintain momentum by utilizing the speedway’s gnarly cushion, weaving through traffic safely until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap 13. Unfortunately for Reutzel, he would become involved in that caution, eventually forced to retire and surrender the lead after another driver made contact with the seven-time All Star winner while attempting to slow for the caution. Reutzel’s damage was severe and would not return.

With Reutzel out, Ryan Smith would inherit the top spot, now with Chad Kemenah and Carson Macedo on his heels. Smith led the field for the next five circuits until a mistake cost him the point position. Miscalculating the turn four cushion, Smith jumped the edge of the racing groove and nearly lost control allowing fifth-starting Carson Macedo to drive by to lead lap 19.

Ironically enough, the turn four cushion, which nearly ended Smith’s feature campaign entirely, gave the “Kunkletown Kid” a second chance. As Macedo was battling through traffic with two and a half laps remaining, the Lemoore, Calif., native hopped the curb in turn four resulting in terminal front end damage. Macedo limped across the line but caution flags waved soon thereafter setting up a green-white-checkered restart. Ryan Smith inherited the top spot, ultimately holding off Bill Balog and Dave Blaney at the final checkers.

“Definitely a wild one tonight,” Smith continued. “That was a tough deal for Carson (Macedo). I’ve lost races the same way and it definitely hurts. The cushion bit us once, but we were able to capitalize on my mistake later in the race and get the win. We’ll head further down the road and try again tomorrow at Jackson.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-day trek through the Midwest with a stop at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, July 27. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $10,000 top prize during their visit to southern Minnesota’s state-of-the-art complex; the first and only All Star visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in 2018.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Jackson Motorplex live on the Web at www.jacksonmotorplex.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Angell Park Speedway - Thursday, July 26, 2018:
Sprint Spectacular
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dominic Scelzi - 12.204 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 12.056 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.056; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.092; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.267; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.321; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.402; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.531; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.630; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.846; 9. 19-Todd Daun, 13.090; 10. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.996

Group (B)
1. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.180; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell, 12.340; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.375; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.393; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.425; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.569; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.640; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, 12.735; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.834; 10. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.855

Group (C)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.196; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.313; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.529; 4. 23-Russel Borland, 12.552; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.825; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.829; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.987; 8. 85M-Steve Meyer, 13.007; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.040; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 13.207

Group (D)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.406; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.426; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.528; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.534; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 12.558; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 12.593; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.665; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.579; 9. 12-Mike Decker, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh [6]; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 8. 19-Todd Daun [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [7]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [8]; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz [9]; 10. O2-Mike Reinke [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [1]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 85M-Steve Meyer [8]; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [9]; 9. 10W-Brandon McMullen [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 5H-Sammy Walsh [2]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen [13]; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [5]; 6. 73-Ben Schmidt [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [12]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [15]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 11. 4K-Kris Spitz [14]; 12. 19-Todd Daun [11]; 13. 63-Nick Matuszewski [17]; 14. 4B-Scott Biertzer [3]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer [18]; 16. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]; 17. 7-Scott Uttech [9]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [11]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [16]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [14]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [20]; 10. 59-Sammy Swindell [9]; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel [12]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 13. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [10]; 14. 25-Jake Blackhurst [19]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 17. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [23]; 18. 10W-Brandon McMullen [24]; 19. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 20. 5H-Sammy Walsh [22]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 23. 26-Joey Saldana [15]; 24. 23-Russel Borland [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-12), Ryan Smith (13-18), Carson Macedo (19-33), Ryan Smith (34, 35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/26/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3306
2. Chad Kemenah - 3300
3. Aaron Reutzel - 3294
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3206
5. Dave Blaney - 3160
6. Paul McMahan - 3120
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3082
8. Cale Conley - 2922
9. Carl Bowser - 2710
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2704

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Aaron Reutzel (Rick Rarer/SprintCarNews.com Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Aaron Reutzel sweeps I-79 Summer Shootout with victory at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (July 21, 2018) - For the fourth time in five events, Aaron Reutzel earned his way to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, this time by taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) during the second and final leg of the 2018 I-79 Summer Shootout.

For Reutzel, his evening in Western Pennsylvania was nearly flawless, not only leading all 25 laps of the All Star main event, but also kicking-off the evening with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, as well as earning an impressive heat race win. The victory, Reutzel’s seventh of the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions season, concluded a model weekend for the Clute, Texas, native that also included a victory on Friday night at Eriez Speedway. Reutzel is now the owner of two perfect weekends in 2018, actually winning back-to-back events at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and Dirt Oval (Ill.) at Route 66 on June 29 & 30.

“We are doing one heck of a job right now,” Aaron Reutzel explained in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “Our cars have been fantastic, as well as holding together. When nights go as smooth as this, you can’t ask for much more.”

After finishing second during the evening’s dash, his only defeat at PPMS, Aaron Reutzel lined up on the outside of row one for the start of the 25-lap main event. Although flawless for most of the program, immediately gaining the lead after the initial start, Reutzel did encounter a few hazards, mostly in the form of lapped traffic which nearly cost Reutzel his lead. Reutzel’s first, and perhaps his most challenging situation during the 25-lapper occurred on lap 8 when the driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry nearly made contact with a lapped car twice while trying to work around him.

Although unable to keep up with Reutzel for the first few circuits, Carson Macedo, who started from the pole position by way of dash victory, was able to chase down Reutzel as the pair encountered lapped traffic. Reutzel’s near-mishap was just what Macedo needed, using his momentum to pull even with the Texan as the duo battled through turns one and two on lap 10. Luckily for Reutzel, the potential lead change was negated after caution flags flew for a slowing Tyler Esh.

After the feature’s first and only caution appeared, action resumed with Reutzel still in command of the field over Macedo and Cole Duncan. Periods of heavy traffic came into play once again with less than ten circuits remaining thus allowing Macedo to close the gap once more. Although Macedo made a tremendous effort to track down Reutzel, the former ASCS national champion was just as strong, if not stronger in traffic.

“The top of the speedway was pretty dominant tonight. You were able to carry a lot of momentum up there,” Carson Macedo explained. “I kept trying to get closer in traffic, but (Aaron Reutzel) was really good, too. He made good, consistent laps.”

“There were a couple of guys out there that made things tricky; bottom to top then back to the bottom,” Reutzel said about traffic. “They were making me a little nervous. I really didn’t know which way to go, but luckily we got through them without getting into any trouble.”

Up next on the calendar, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the month of July with a four-pack of events across the Midwest beginning with action at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Thursday, July 26. The four-day, three-state trek will continue at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, July 27, followed by a two-day stop in Iowa where Tony Stewart’s All Stars will invade the world-famous Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 28, followed by a stop at 34 Raceway on Sunday, July 29.

More information pertaining to the All Star trip west will be published in the coming days. Fans should stay tuned on the Web at the official online home of the All Star Circuit of Champions - www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Pittsburgh’s Pa. Motor Speedway - Saturday, July 21, 2018:
I-79 Summer Shootout
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 15.722 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 16.024 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash: Carson Macedo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.207; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan, 16.216; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.227; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.264; 5. 11-Gary Taylor, 16.340; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.444; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 16.730; 8. 51-John Garvin, 17.052

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.468; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.603; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.819; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.896; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.120; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.178; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.482; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 20.534

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.024; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.150; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.572; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.689; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.317; 6. 33-Brent Matus, 18.692; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [5]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [14]; 11. 11-Gary Taylor [13]; 12. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [17]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch [12]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [22]; 16. 33-Brent Matus [18]; 17. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 18. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [20]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 20. 13M-Brandon Matus [16]; 21. 51-John Garvin [21]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [15] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/21/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3188
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3186
3. Chad Kemenah - 3158
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3100
5. Dave Blaney - 3016
6. Paul McMahan - 2984
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2950
8. Cale Conley - 2802
9. Carl Bowser - 2620
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2578

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Aaron Reutzel (All Star Media Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Aaron Reutzel passes Cole Duncan late for All Star victory at Eriez Speedway

ERIE, Pa. (July 20, 2018) - Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan was just four circuits away from claiming a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory at Eriez Speedway on Friday night when Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel stepped-up and stole the show. Utilizing lapped traffic during the closing circuits of the 30-lapper, Reutzel, who started fourth on the feature grid, was able to drive underneath Duncan at the exit of turn two on lap 27, ultimately ending a high paced, nose-to-tail chase around Eriez Speedway.

Still well in command of the All Star Circuit of Champions’ season win list, the I-79 Summer Shootout victory increased Reutzel’s win total to six on the year with all six occurring at different facilities. In addition, Reutzel became the fifth different driver in five All Star Circuit of Champions starts to earn a trip to Eriez Speedway victory lane.

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild crossed under the final checkers just behind Duncan and Reutzel, followed by Dave Blaney and Tim Shaffer.

“For the most part, we were pretty equal tonight,” Aaron Reutzel said of Cole Duncan. “It was going to take lapped traffic for me to get around him. It just played out perfect for us. It was one of those nights where we were better off running second.”

Jumping to third after the initial green, Reutzel’s chase for the top spot commenced with just a few laps recorded, actually sneaking around Tyler Esh to take the second spot officially on lap two. Showing signs of potential early, Reutzel’s first, official bid for the top spot occurred on lap six, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to get by Cole Duncan. Unfortunately for Reutzel, the pass was negated due to a caution just as the leaders were about to cross by the flagstand.

In clean air, Duncan was dominant, keeping a safe distance between himself and the field for the first 14 circuits, especially after caution flags reappeared on lap 11 clearing the track ahead of him. By lap 21, traffic started to become an obvious factor allowing Reutzel to cut down on Duncan’s advantage. The pair raced nearly nose-to-tail for the next six circuits before Reutzel made his winning move, capitalizing on Duncan’s failed attempt to maneuver around slower cars as the duo battled off of turn two on lap 27.

From that point forward, it was all Aaron Reutzel at the front of the field, eventually driving away from his fellow frontrunners during the final three circuits to earn a trip to the frontstretch victory lane.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue I-79 Summer Shootout weekend with a Saturday night visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile.”

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS), located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, will host Tony Stewart’s All Stars on just one occasion in 2018; the final Western Pennsylvania visit for the Series this season. Incidentally, All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, earned the top prize at PPMS one year ago, claiming the $5,000 payday over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and 1881 Racing’s Lee Jacobs on Monday, July 24.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:40 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit PPMS live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 20, 2018:
I-79 Summer Shootout
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 19 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.838 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Macedo - 13.912 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: John Garvin, Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.932; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.952; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.151; 4. 51-John Garvin, 14.172; 5. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 14.272; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.694; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.562

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.912; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.020; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.181; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.530; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.539; 6. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.646

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.095; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.115; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.138; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.243; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.249; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.260

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 51-John Garvin [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [5]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 3. 51-John Garvin [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [13]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 13. 51-John Garvin [3]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [15]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 16. 126-Bryan Salisbury [17]; 17. 98-Carl Bowser [18]; 18. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [19]; 19. 11-Gary Taylor [14] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan (1-26), Aaron Reutzel (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/20/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3042
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3036
3. Chad Kemenah - 3018
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2970
5. Dave Blaney - 2872
6. Paul McMahan - 2842
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2818
8. Cale Conley - 2682
9. Carl Bowser - 2496
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2462

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit www.mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Dave Blaney (Jason Brown Motorsports Photo)



Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

Dave Blaney wins at Sharon Speedway for second Lou Blaney Memorial title

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 7, 2018) - In appropriate fashion, the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney earned the Lou Blaney Memorial crown on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, becoming the first repeat winner of the prestigious event in its ten year history. Blaney, son of the legendary Lou Blaney, earned his 49th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph in exciting fashion, ultimately holding off Western Pennsylvania regular George Hobaugh and a fast charging Spencer Bayston in front of a packed house to claim the $5,000 winner’s share.

“This is really special for me and my entire family. I’m really happy to win this race,” Dave Blaney said in victory lane, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Mohawk Northeast/No. 70. “To be honest, the last couple of weeks we’ve been working to win this race. You kinda know what you’re going to get when you come to Sharon; it is slick and smooth and wide. We had enough for them tonight, I guess. Pete Grove, my car owner, won this race a few years back with Danny Holtgraver. I couldn’t be happier to get my first All Star win of the year here at Sharon.”

By way of dash victory, Blaney’s campaign at the front of the field started from the outside-front row, earning the initial jump over fellow front row starter Carl Bowser and fifth-starting George Hobaugh. Although he was the class of the field during the early segments of the 30-lapper, extending his lead to nearly four seconds just before the midpoint, Blaney’s stronghold over the field was soon interrupted by traffic. Hobaugh, who advanced to the runner-up spot on lap two, was able to chip away at Blaney’s advantage in traffic, cutting it down to less than two seconds by lap 18, then down to just a half-second by lap 20.

With traffic intensifying in Blaney’s preferred groove around the bottom of the speedway, the 2014 Lou Blaney Memorial champion had no choice but to shift lanes and move to the top of the speedway. The desperate lane shift would not only cost momentum, but also cost Blaney the point position, as Hobaugh was able to slip underneath Blaney to officially lead the 22nd circuit. Realizing he needed to move back to the bottom, Blaney recovered in a hurry, eventually working back by Hobaugh as the pair battled a lapped car down the back straightaway. Blaney shut the door on Hobaugh entering turn three and regained control of the field to lead lap 23.

A caution the following circuit would allow Blaney the opportunity to catch his breath. With clean air and an open track in view, Blaney cruised on to lead the remaining circuits unscathed, only encountering lapped traffic slightly before the final checkers flew. Hobaugh held on to finish second to earn his career-best finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions, followed by a cushion-pounding Spencer Bayston from eighth, Gary Taylor, and Chad Kemenah.

“I was just trying to keep myself calm. I was driving around and said ‘oh sh--, there’s (Dave Blaney),’” George Hobaugh said with a laugh, driver of the Hobaugh’s Auto Parts/Matus Motorsports/No. 40. “It’s really awesome to run with these guys. I got to watch Lou (Blaney) race as a kid, so to be out here racing with Dave is just a blast.”

“You never know what is going on behind you,” Blaney explained regarding the lead exchange. “I didn’t want to get bottled up too bad behind the lapped cars, so I decided to move up the race track. It may have worked a tiny bit, but not enough.”

With many All Star Circuit of Champions competitors planning to enter the upcoming Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, as well as the 35th Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the 2018 All Star calendar will take a weekend off before returning to competition on Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21, with a pair of stops in Western Pennsylvania, this time visiting Eriez Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, respectively. Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout, the weekend double will be the final Western Pennsylvania visit for the traveling All Stars in 2018.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 7, 2018:
10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: 13.819 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 13.986 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Andrew Palker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tony Stewart
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Spencer Bayston
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: George Hobaugh
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Jack Sodeman, Jr.
JE Pistons Dash #1: Carl Bowser
Wix Filters Dash #2: Carson Macedo
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dale Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dave Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.606; 2. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.829; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.900; 4. 13M-Brandon Matus, 15.036; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.322; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.474; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca, 15.745; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.035; 9. 4C-Paul Kish, 16.568

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.986; 2. 21-Dale Blaney, 14.759; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.759; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 15.052; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.309; 6. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.395; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 15.408; 8. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.452

Group (C)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.706; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.975; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.370; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.437; 5. 51-John Garvin, 15.441; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 16.076; 7. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 16.288; 8. 4W-Eric Williams, 16.424

Group (D)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.042; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.295; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.342; 4. 20B-Cody Bova, 15.601; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.651; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.279; 7. 77L-Haley Lapcevich, 16.504; 8. 11B-Joe McEwen, 16.860

Group (E)
1. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.419; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.594; 3. 7kx-Dan Shetler, 15.612; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.797; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 15.959; 6. 55-Gary Kriess, 15.987; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich, 16.131; 8. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 99.000

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 4. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [1]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [7]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [6]; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 6. 21-Dale Blaney [3]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 51-John Garvin [5]; 5. 126-Bryan Salisbury [7]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 20B-Cody Bova [1]; 7. 11B-Joe McEwen [8]; 8. 77L-Haley Lapcevich [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 3. 7KX-Dan Shetler [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich [7]; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [8]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [6]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [6]; 2. 33-Brent Matus [1]; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 6. 11B-Joe McEwen [5]; 7. 4C-Paul Kish [11]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [9]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [3]; 10. 77L-Haley Lapcevich [10]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 13M-Brandon Matus [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [6]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [11]; 10. 46-Michael Bauer [9]; 11. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [10]; 12. 20B-Cody Bova [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 4. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 10. 5M-Max Stambaugh [15]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 12. 7KX-Dan Shetler [16]; 13. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [17]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [22]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]; 16. 21-Dale Blaney [21]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [20]; 19. 51-John Garvin [18]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 21. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [14]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [25]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 25. 13M-Brandon Matus [23]
Lap Leaders: Dave Blaney (1-21), George Hobaugh (22), Dave Blaney (23-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/7/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2912
2. Chad Kemenah - 2890
3. Aaron Reutzel - 2886
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2826
5. Dave Blaney - 2730
6. Paul McMahan - 2704
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2696
8. Cale Conley - 2546
9. Carl Bowser - 2380
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2342

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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