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Artic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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Winner Ryan Smith (Trent Gower Photography Photo)



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

Ryan Smith wins thriller at Selinsgrove Speedway for $10,000 payday

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (September 15, 2018) - Holding off a hard charging Freddie Rahmer, the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith put fans on their feet on Saturday night in Central Pennsylvania, ultimately earning a first-ever Jim Nace Memorial/National Open victory at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, the route to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane was not only challenging for the driver, but also challenging for the crew, as the team discovered a hole in the right-rear tire during an open red just before the midpoint of the 30-lap main event. Despite the setback, Smith and his team prevailed, eventually leading every lap to score the $10,000 payday.

The All Star victory, aboard the Mike McGhee & Associates No. 11, was Smith’s second of the 2018 season and his eighth overall with the Series. Freddie Rahmer held on to finish, just ahead of Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts.

“This is all because of the crew guys standing behind me,” an elated Ryan Smith said in victory lane. “We started on this thing in May. We struggled some at first, but we kept getting faster and faster and now here we are in September with a big win. They work their butts off, that’s for sure. I definitely wouldn’t be standing here without their hard work and support.”

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts led the field to green on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Although Smith was able to get the initial jump, it was Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer who was making the early moves, actually advancing from eighth to fifth by the time the leaders crossed under the flagstand to complete the first circuit.

The top-five remained unchanged until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six for a slowing Michael Walter. When green flag action returned, Freddie Rahmer made another move toward the front, this time driving around Lucas Wolfe to take the fourth spot. Just three circuits later, Rahmer pounced again, this time taking the third position from TJ Stutts.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 13 which slowed Smith’s pace at the front of the field, ultimately allowing Brian Brown, who raced in the runner-up spot the entire distance, and Rahmer to catch Smith in a hurry. The very next circuit, Rahmer advanced in the running order yet again, this time beating Brian Brown in a drag race off of turn four to complete lap 14. A caution on lap 15 for a slowing Tyler Esh halted the feature field yet again allowing Rahmer to catch his breath. Due to the number of combined laps completed, the main event’s second caution resulted in a fuel stop.

During the five minute open red stop, Ryan Smith’s team noticed a hole in their right-rear tire. Instead of replacing the tire and forfeiting the lead, the team decided to plug the hole and attempt to finish the final 16 circuits. The decision proved to be worth $10,000, but not without a fight from Freddie Rahmer.

The field returned to green with Ryan Smith in control once again over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe and Stutts. Although the action was limited for the next few circuits, it was what happened after the feature’s third and final caution on lap 23 that created the stir at the front of the field. When the green lights kicked back on, so did Freddie Rahmer, instantly applying pressure on Smith as the pair completed lap 23. By lap 24, Rahmer was all over the ‘Kunkletown Kid,’ actually pulling even with Smith to create a side-by-side battle for the lead.

Although the wheel-to-wheel battle ended in Smith’s favor, Rahmer was far from raising the white flag. The recent All Star winner at Port Royal Speedway threw everything he had at Smith for the next three circuits, pounding the cushion as Smith ran the bottom, nearly driving around Smith in turn four on three consecutive occasions. Despite Rahmer’s mad attempts, Smith prevailed, eventually pulling away to a 1.3 second advantage at the final checkers.

“I really wasn’t sure where to go there after that last restart,” Ryan Smith explained. “During the fuel stop, my crew was actually telling me to run the bottom, but I was so comfortable running the top. I knew Freddie [Rahmer] was going to be good, but if he was that good, he was going to have to drive around me.”

Only two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule including a stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 22. Joining all three divisions of USAC, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will help headline the 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals which will also feature the USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars and the USAC Silver Crown Series. The 4-Crown Nationals weekend at The Big E will actually begin on Friday, September 21, with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

Those seeking more news and notes regarding the 4-Crown Nationals blockbuster at Eldora Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Selinsgrove Speedway - September 15, 2018:
Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.159 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.876 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Hodnett
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Dave Blaney
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
WIX Filters Dash #2: TJ Stutts
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+6)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.876; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.992; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.211; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.351; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 16.390; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.439; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.664; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000

Group (B)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.087; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.091; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.149; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.405; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.490; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.618; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 16.823; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 17.437

Group (C)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.158; 2. 33-Jared Esh, 16.214; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.228; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.255; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.275; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.500; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.663; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.024

Group (D)
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.092; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.133; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.177; 4. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.219; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.292; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster, 16.972; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.122

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 7. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 33-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 5. 29-Jason Shultz [1]; 6. 33W-Michael Walter [7]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 5. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [5]; 3. 33W-Michael Walter [4]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [7]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [3]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [14]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [15]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [17]; 19. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [22]; 20. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [24]; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 24. 33W-Michael Walter [23]
Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312
2. Carson Macedo - 5296
3. Chad Kemenah - 5198
4. Paul McMahan - 5048
5. Dave Blaney - 4878
6. Cale Conley - 4620
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320
8. Tyler Esh - 4056
9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

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 Carson Macedo (Trent Gower Photography Photo)



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

Carson Macedo on top at Outlaw Speedway

DUNDEE, N.Y. (September 14, 2018) - Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has certainly become fond of the state of New York, now with three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories in the Empire State, his third of the year accomplished in fantastic fashion during action at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday evening.

Macedo, driver of the familiar Gaerte/Norman No. 3G, earned his trip to victory lane with less than two circuits remaining, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to gain the advantage over race-long leader, Ryan Smith. The $5,000 payday bumped Macedo’s All Star win count to six during his young, but storied career, five occurring during the 2018 season.

Ryan Smith chased the former Gold Cup and King of the West champion to the final checkers after leading the first 28 circuits, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Brock Zearfoss and Paul McMahan.

“We are starting to like these small, slick race tracks,” Carson Macedo explained, who also owns New York victories at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway. “I just can’t thank my team and all of my supporters enough for their hard work this year. Joe Gaerte, Tim and Cindy Norman; they do a great job with this race car. They make my job easy.”

Carson Macedo’s march toward the front started right from the drop of the initial green, actually advancing from sixth to third before the first lap was complete. Although not advancing another position until lap 25, Macedo pressured the two front-runners, Aaron Reutzel and Ryan Smith, on multiple occasions, using a restart after the main event’s first and only caution on lap 15 to set-up his eventual takeover.

By lap 21, the top-three encountered traffic once again which eventually erased all of Ryan Smith’s advantage. Using slower cars as a roadblock, Macedo capitalized and worked by Aaron Reutzel for second before the completion of lap 25. Continuing to use the topside as a momentum boost, Macedo reeled Smith in to a car-length by the completion of lap 28. As the pair approached turn one, Macedo dived to the bottom of the speedway with the intent to sneak by Smith, only to turn the denied takeover attempt into a side-by-side battle for the lead. As the pair reached turn three, Macedo tried to slide Smith once again, but this time his attempt succeeded, soon crossing under the white flag with Smith and Reutzel in tow.

The final circuit remained unchanged with Macedo crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling just over one second.

“I was getting a ton of side bite. I knew I was really good through the top of three and four, so when I got a run on Ryan [Smith], I figured I better go ahead and give it a shot,” Macedo explained. “It all worked out.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their New York/Pennsylvania road trip with a stop at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday, September 15. Awarding a $10,000 top prize, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will headline the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open; the final Pennsylvania appearance for the All Star Circuit of Champions of 2018.

Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. A mandatory All Star 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 regarding the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $10,000 should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Outlaw Speedway - September 14, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 21 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 11.540 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.590 seconds **NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tony Stewart (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.596; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.747; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.808; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.816; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.926; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.014; 7. 33-Michael Bauer, 12.445

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.849; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.118; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.129; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch, 12.197; 5. 29-Dan Shetler, 12.283; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.311; 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 12.392

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.590; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.884; 3. 11C-Carl Bowser, 12.134; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.439; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.565; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.850; 7. iO7-Mark Coldren, 13.806

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 33-Michael Bauer [7]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 2L-Sye Lynch [1]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. IO7-Mark Coldren [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 2. 11C-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 12. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 14. 29-Dan Shetler [12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 16. 2L-Sye Lynch [15]; 17. 33-Michael Bauer [17]; 18. 91-Anthony Fiore [16]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 20. 9-Ryan Linder [20]; 21. IO7-Mark Coldren [21] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-28), Carson Macedo (29, 30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Outlaw Speedway on 9/14/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5184
2. Carson Macedo - 5172
3. Chad Kemenah - 5060
4. Paul McMahan - 4918
5. Dave Blaney - 4756
6. Cale Conley - 4502
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4230
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Tyler Esh - 3948
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

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 Freddie Rahmer (Garrett Gray Photo)



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

Freddie Rahmer earns Night Before The Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 7, 2018) - Snapping a Lance Dewease win streak of five consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer is a main event winner at Port Royal Speedway, holding off a pair of Pennsylvania hotshoes for the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz crown worth $5,000.

Although dominate for much of the 30 turned 31-lap main event, Rahmer would earn his place on the coveted Port Royal Speedway victory lane platform in dramatic fashion, forced to hold back the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith during a green-white-checkered finish. Rahmer prevailed, ultimately driving away from Shaffer, Smith, Brock Zearfoss, and Lance Dewease to the final checkers. The victory, his second All Star Circuit of Champions triumph of the season, was Rahmer’s first-ever at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace.’

“This feels great. I knew if we got the car where it needed to be, we were going to be good,” Freddie Rahmer said in victory lane, driver of the Leffler Energy No. 51R. “There are so many parts of the night that need to go together to make this happen, the dash draw included. You can’t let up when you have a guy like Tim Shaffer behind you. I just want to thank everyone who helps on the car. We have a guy helping us who lives right around here. It’s cool to win this for him.”

After a caution during the initial start for a slowing Trey Starks, the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz main event was officially underway with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer earning the early advantage, racing by the flagstand for the first time with Freddie Rahmer and Ryan Smith in tow. Shaffer led the first six circuits undisturbed, eventually reaching the back of the field for the first time on lap seven.

As traffic intensified, so did the battle for the lead. Cutting down on Shaffer’s advantage in the hurry, Freddie Rahmer used traffic to his advantage and closed the gap to a car-length as the leaders checked off lap eight. As the lead duo entered turn one on lap nine, Rahmer pounced, diving to the bottom of the speedway in an attempt to slide Shaffer for the lead. Although Shaffer was able to cut back underneath Rahmer to regain control, Rahmer did not lose focus, eventually chasing Shaffer down the backstretch before sliding the Aliquippa, Pa., native once again in turns three and four, this time making the move stick.

Although forced to slow for cautions on laps 10, 13, and 21, the only true challenge for Rahmer after working to the lead was on lap 30 when the field was forced to halt once again, this time for a slowing Jared Esh, ultimately turning the situation into an open red to allow teams to add fuel. The caution erased a near-three second advantage for Rahmer.

Due to All Star rules mandating that a feature must be finished with two consecutive green flag laps, the ensuing restart resulted in a green-white-checkered restart, planting the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ on Rahmer’s back bumper.

On the restart, Shaffer dived to the bottom of turns one and two forcing Rahmer up the track. Although the move looked convincing, Rahmer held on, powering back to comfortable advantage as the pair raced down the backstretch. The 31st and final circuit proved to be much like the rest; all Freddie Rahmer at the front of the field, eventually crossing under the final checkers with Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith in tow.

“Timmy [Shaffer] was getting loose there at the beginning. I was lucky to be able to get by him in traffic,” Rahmer continued. “I could feel that I was starting to get low on fuel there at the end, then the red flag came out. I got lucky there. That was still too many shots for Shaffer to get by me. I need to do a better job on my restarts. If you have clean air, you can really build some speed. It means so much to win this race.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the ‘Speed Palace’ tomorrow evening, Saturday, September 8, for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 awarding a $51,000 top prize.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will have pit gates open most of the day on Saturday, September 8. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 5 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the ‘Speed Palace’ live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

For those who cannot make the trip to Port Royal Speedway for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50, Speed Shift TV will have a live pay-per-view internet broadcast available for purchase. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Tuscarora 50 weekend. MAVTV Motorsports Network will air the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and the Tuscarora 50 on consecutive Sundays beginning October 14. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on October 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., followed by the Tuscarora 50 on October 21 during the exact same time slots. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Port Royal Speedway - September 7, 2018:
The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Gerard McIntyre - 15.864 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease - 15.347 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jared Esh
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Robbie Kendall
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Freddie Rahmer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Anthony Fiore
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Mike Wagner
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer
Wix Filters Dash #2: Freddie Rahmer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Gio Scelzi
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+14)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.450; 2. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.506; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.645; 4. 33-Jared Esh, 15.663; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.804; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell, 15.936; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.936; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 16.080; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.145; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.155

Group (B)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.347; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.423; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.434; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 15.450; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.623; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.645; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.890; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 16.977; 9. 39-Eric Parker, 99.180

Group (C)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.523; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.538; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 15.669; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.701; 5. 39H-Cory Haas, 15.720; 6. 35S-Justin Henderson, 15.744; 7. 44H-Joey Hershey, 15.788; 8. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.923; 9. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.991

Group (D)
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.572; 2. 2-AJ Flick, 15.621; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.660; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.746; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.767; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.798; 7. 29-Jason Shultz, 15.887; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.916; 9. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.926

Group (E)
1. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.608; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 15.692; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.761; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.820; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.864; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.086; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.182; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.315; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.514

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 33-Jared Esh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [9]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 35S-Justin Henderson [6]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 6. 39H-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 7. 29-Jason Shultz [7]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [4]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 44H-Joey Hershey [2]; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [4]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [5]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 7. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 39H-Cory Haas [7]; 9. 3H-Matt Campbell [9]; 10. 29-Jason Shultz [11]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [12]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [16]; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 17. 44H-Joey Hershey [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [9]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [14]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 12. 35S-Justin Henderson [17]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [12]; 14. 11T-TJ Stutts [13]; 15. 55-Mike Wagner [25]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [21]; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 19. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [24]; 22. 5T-Tyler Reeser [26]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 24. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [18]; 27. 27-Greg Hodnett [27]
Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer (1-8), Freddie Rahmer (9-31) ** Green/white/checker restart forced main event to go extra lap.

**Greg Hodnett and Aaron Reutzel each involved in an accident during their respective dash. Their decision to move to a back-up car forced them to forfeit their A-main starting spots, hence each driver starting at the tail of the field, but ahead of the provisional starters.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Port Royal Speedway on 9/7/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4950
2. Carson Macedo - 4932
3. Chad Kemenah - 4840
4. Paul McMahan - 4688
5. Dave Blaney - 4538
6. Cale Conley - 4280
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4004
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3738

About MAVTV:
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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Tuscarora 50 (Frank Smith Photo)



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

All Star Circuit of Champions to invade the ‘Speed Palace’ for historic Tuscarora 50 weekend

MAVTV Motorsports Network will be on hand to capture both days of Tuscarora weekend for future broadcast

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 5, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and the world-renown Pennsylvania Posse will face-off yet again in the heart of the Keystone State, but this time battling head-to-head for one of sprint car racing’s most sought-after prizes; the Tuscarora 50.

Awarding a grand prize equaling $51,000 in 2018, the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 will takeover Port Royal Speedway headlines on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8, and will be complete with two, full programs. Friday’s Night Before The Tuscarora 50 main event will award a $5,000 top prize and will utilize a standard All Star Circuit of Champions format. The Saturday night finale, capped-off with a 50-lap main event awarding the coveted $51,000 payday, will feature a unique format, but will still award All Star championship points. Saturday’s total purse stretches to a staggering $106,000.

Lance Dewease is on a roll at Port Royal Speedway during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and will enter the weekend as a heavy favorite. Full-time All Star competitors, including recent Labor Day Classic champion and Texas native Aaron Reutzel, will attempt to end Dewease’s winning streak of five straight All Star victories at the ‘Speed Palace’ including the Keith Kauffman Classic in April, as well as the 2017 Tuscarora 50 and the Night Before The Tuscarora 50. The $50,000 winner’s share in 2017 was the richest payday in Port Royal Speedway history, that until the 2018 winner’s share was announced.

Shining on home dirt, Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith, who eventually finished second in the 2017 All Star championship standings, finished second during Tuscarora 50 main event action a year ago. Recently appointed wheelman for Destiny Motorsports, Brock Zearfoss, finished third, followed by Lucas Wolfe and the ‘Madman’ Kerry Madsen. There were 66 entrants signed-in for competition.

Ahead by a mere 14 markers in the current All Star driver championship standings, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday. The former ASCS national champion turned All Star owns eight victories on the season, accompanied by 19 top-five finishes in 37 feature starts. Incidentally, Reutzel’s most recent trip to victory lane occurred in the Keystone State, earning the $5,000 top prize during Thunder Cup competition at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 23.

With only 94 points separating the top three in the driver championship, the race for the title is far from over. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will enter Port Royal Speedway’s gates second in the title chase, followed by six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah. Despite each driver trailing Reutzel in the win column, Macedo with four and Kemenah with two, the consistency is comparable. To date, Macedo and the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G entry have amassed 19 top-ten finishes, most recently earning a victory during the Dirt Classic Ohio finale at Attica Raceway Park on September 1. Kemenah, driver of the familiar Hunter Racing No. 10H, owns a Series-leading 21 top-five finishes and kicked-off the year by earning the All Star opener at Bubba Raceway Park on February 1.

Nashville’s Paul McMahan and High Point, North Carolina’s Dave Blaney currently sit third and fourth in the All Star driver championship, respectively, and own a combined total of three All Star Circuit of Champions victories on the year, McMahan leading the pair with two.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7. The All Star drivers meeting, as well as hot laps, will share identical times on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8; 5:30 p.m. drivers meeting and 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the ‘Speed Palace’ live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

For those who cannot make the trip to Port Royal Speedway for Tuscarora 50 weekend, Speed Shift TV will have a live pay-per-view internet broadcast available for purchase beginning Friday. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Tuscarora 50 weekend. MAVTV Motorsports Network will air the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and the Tuscarora 50 on consecutive Sundays beginning October 14. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on October 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., followed by the Tuscarora 50 on October 21 in the exact same time slots. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Wayne County Speedway on 9/2/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4818
2. Carson Macedo - 4804
3. Chad Kemenah - 4724
4. Paul McMahan - 4554
5. Dave Blaney - 4430
6. Cale Conley - 4190
7. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
8. Brandon Spithaler - 3914
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3648

About MAVTV:
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 Tim Shaffer (Jason Brown Motorsports Photo)



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

Tim Shaffer earns Pete Jacobs Memorial title worth $10,000 at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 2, 2018) - An emotional victory for Demyan-Rudzik Racing crew chief, Cody Jacobs, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer picked up right where he left off two days prior and earned his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in three starts, this time earning the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial title at Wayne County Speedway worth $10,000.

Dominating the feature field once taking command for the first time on lap 18 of 35, the Aliquippa, Pa., native earned his 64th-career All Star Circuit of Champions victory from the outside of row four, battling his way into the top three as early as lap eight, eventually crossing under the final checkers ahead of the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith and rising star, Gio Scelzi. The win was Shaffer’s third of the 2018 season during All Star competition.

“Man, what an awesome race,” an excited Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. “This place has always been kinda tough for me, but today being Cody’s [Jacobs] birthday, and this race honoring his great-grandfather, I really wanted to win it. This car was just awesome and I really drove the wheels off of it.”

“We were really close last year and ran second,” Cody Jacobs added, crew chief for the Demyan-Rudzik entry. “Like I said earlier tonight, this race isn’t just about the $10,000. I’m really happy to get it for my family. We’re having a great year and we have some great people behind us. Everyone seems to be really working together and they are giving us great equipment. I believe I’m working with one of the best in the world and as long as I am able to do my job, I think we’ll always be OK.”

Tim Shaffer’s path to victory lane was impressive. Although the first five laps were relatively quiet for the former All Star champion, Shaffer’s first big move of the evening occurred just after a lap six restart, actually picking up a pair of positions on lap eight that propelled Shaffer from fifth to third around Aaron Reutzel and Cap Henry.

Race leader and pole-sitter Ryan Smith, who survived an early duel with Aaron Reutzel for the top spot on lap three, escaped to a near-three second lead after the lap six caution. Although he seemed invincible out front, lapped traffic, which came into play for the first time with 12 laps in the books, proved to be Smith’s demise, allowing Gio Scelzi, who forced his way to second after the lap six caution, and Shaffer to close the gap in a hurry.

By lap 16, Scelzi, aboard the Indy Race Parts No. 71, was right on the tail tank of Smith with Shaffer in tow. Before caution flags could appear for the second time on lap 17, Shaffer had already worked his away around Scelzi to clinch the runner-up spot, thus setting up a restart with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ right in Smith’s rearview mirror.

When green flag action returned, Shaffer was able to keep pace with Smith for the entire circuit, eventually setting up his winning move on lap 18. Using the turn two cushion, Shaffer got a great run down the backstretch and forced his way underneath Smith at the entrance of turn three. The move stuck, soon beating Smith in a drag race back to the flagstand to complete the 18th circuit.

Although the main event was halted on three more occasions for cautions on laps 20, 21, and 25, two of which for stoppages and ultimately an open red, Shaffer remained untouchable at the front of the field, extending his advantage to well over two seconds, twice. The main event’s final caution on lap 25 gave Shaffer a clear track and clean air to work with for the final 11 circuits. Although the leaders reached traffic again on lap 31, Shaffer proved to be too strong, never faltering and crossing under the final checkers by a comfortable margin of victory.

“The cautions do help a lot when they play into your favor, but we were good in dirty air, too,” Shaffer continued. “We’ve been really good all weekend. We kinda stumbled upon some things and they seem to be really working well for this RPM Chassis. Any win is huge right now. They seem to be getting harder and harder to get. We have some big money races coming up. Hopefully we can put ourselves in position and be up front.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the month of September with a visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The ‘Speed Palace’ will host the traveling All Stars for two, full nights of competition beginning with the $5,000-to-win, Night Before The Tuscarora 50 program on Friday, September 7. The weekend will conclude with the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 awarding a $51,000 top prize on Saturday, September 8. Saturday’s total purse exceeds $100,000.

More news and notes regarding the 51st edition of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway will be released in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online at www.allstartsprint.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Contingency Awards/Results:
Wayne County Speedway - September 2, 2018:
Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 15.120 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.043 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: George Hobaugh
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+12)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 15.254; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 15.322; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.368; 4. 97-Broc Martin, 15.469; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 15.478; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.619; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.798; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs, 15.821; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.911

Group (B)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 15.141; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.364; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.416; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.458; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.532; 6. C1-Clay Riney, 15.633; 7. 38K-Trey Jacobs, 15.773; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.783; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.921

Group (C)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.166; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.319; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.465; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.474; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.504; 6. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.504; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 16.109; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 16.314; 9. 4K-Kris Davis, NT

Group (D)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.043; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.381; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.406; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.462; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.553; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.656; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.877; 8. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.111

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [5]; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 7. 97-Broc Martin [1]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 9. 9-Dean Jacobs [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 38K-Trey Jacobs [7]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 8. C1-Clay Riney [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [1]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [3]; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs [14]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [9]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson [11]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 10. 38K-Trey Jacobs [4]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [12]; 12. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [7]; 13. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]; 14. 35-Tyler Esh [13]; 15. 4K-Kris Davis [15]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [19]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh [20]; 15. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 16. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [11]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [25]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 19. 4-Brock Zearfoss [18]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]; 21. 97-Broc Martin [22]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 23. A79-Brandon Wimmer [17]; 24. 40-George Hobaugh [21]; 25. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16]
Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1), Aaron Reutzel (2), Ryan Smith (3-17), Tim Shaffer (18-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Wayne County Speedway on 9/2/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4818
2. Carson Macedo - 4804
3. Chad Kemenah - 4724
4. Paul McMahan - 4554
5. Dave Blaney - 4430
6. Cale Conley - 4190
7. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
8. Brandon Spithaler - 3914
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3648

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 Carson Macedo (Jason Brown Motorsports Photo)



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

Carson Macedo claims Dirt Classic Ohio finale at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (September 1, 2018) - Close on so many occasions, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo finally earned his way to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane at Attica Raceway Park, this team utilizing the pole position to score the 2018 Dirt Classic Ohio finale worth $5,000. For Macedo, the All Star triumph at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ bumped his career total to five with the Tony Stewart-owned organization, all of which taking shape at five different facilities.

Leading on two occasions during the 40-lap showstopper, Macedo earned the top spot for the second and final time on lap ten, ultimately crossing under the final checkers ahead of Cale Thomas, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, and Cap Henry.

“This is one of the hardest places in the world to win at, in my opinion,” Carson Macedo said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G. “There are so many good, local teams that run here every week. They have a lot of laps here. We’ve been so fast during prior All Stars starts at Attica, but something always seems to go wrong, or something happens, or we have bad luck. To get the win tonight for my team is obviously really special. I have a blast driving their race car.”

Starting from the outside-pole position, Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas earned the early jump to lead lap one over Carson Macedo and Craig Mintz. Thomas’ command ended just as quickly as it started, eventually slipping off-track at the exit of turn two and losing four spots. Macedo inherited the top spot after Thomas’ mishap, racing to the flagstand to complete lap two with Mintz, Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry, and Thomas in tow. Macedo escaped from the field rather quickly, increasing his advantage to a near-straightaway by the completion of lap five.

It would not take long before Mintz was able to race himself into the picture, chopping away at Macedo’s lead to a mere car length by lap eight. As the front-runners approached traffic for the first time, it was then when Mintz made his move for the top spot, actually getting a run on Macedo at the exit of turn two on lap nine. After a backstretch drag race ending in Mintz’s favor, Macedo attempted to return the favor by sliding Mintz in turns three and four. Showing experience, Mintz was able to turn the car back down the track and beat Macedo back to the flagstand to lead lap nine. Mintz’s command under green was short-lived as caution flags waved for the first time on lap ten. Despite taking a wild ride outside of turns one and two, Stuart Brubaker walked away unharmed.

Although losing the top spot to Mintz, Macedo wasted little time and regained control almost immediately, this time utilizing the single-file restart to slingshot around Mintz as the pair completed lap ten. Although an exciting turn of events, caution flags reappeared just two circuits later, once again erasing all momentum and setting up a single-file restart.

Green flag action returned soon enough with Macedo back in charge over Mintz, Thomas, Jacobs, and Henry. An open track gave Macedo an opportunity to escape from the field, but like in the early stages of the 40-lap program, Mintz eventually reeled-in the Gaerte/Norman entry, once again utilizing lapped cars to track down the leader.

From lap 18 until lap 22, Mintz did everything in his power to maneuver around Macedo in traffic, but the attempts never resulted in his favor. Perhaps his boldest attempt, a wicked slider through turns three and four on lap 21, was his best chance of regaining the lead from the Californian. The slider did not stick, allowing Macedo to maintain his momentum and escape from the field, once again.

From that point forward, it was all Macedo at the front of the field, actually running away to a near-five second lead just before caution flags flew for the final time on lap 35. The final six circuits were also flawless for Macedo, rim-riding the cushion to score the $5,000 payday. Cale Thomas chased Macedo to the final checkers, followed by Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, and Cap Henry.

“It was cool to battle with Craig Mintz during parts of that race. Craig was the first person to give me a shot out here in a Ohio,” Macedo continued. “They allowed me to get some laps around these places and gain a little confidence. I’m forever grateful for him and his dad, Les. They are awesome people and to be able to battle with him is really special.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their Labor Day weekend triple-header with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday, September 2. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle Ohio’s finest during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial, all vying for the $10,000 payday. Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms is the defending Pete Jacobs Memorial champion; his first-ever victory during All Star competition.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 1, 2018:
Dirt Classic Ohio
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.625 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.270 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Travis Philo
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Thomas
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Craig Mintz
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo
Wix Filters Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.450; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.633; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.665; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.698; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.712; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.808; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.931; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.296; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, NT

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.363; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.494; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.629; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.713; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.771; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.023; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.033; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.631

Group (C)
1. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.295; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.466; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.523; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.610; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.669; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser, 12.859; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.895; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.288

Group (D)
1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 12.270; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.455; 3. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.476; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.572; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.628; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.715; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 12.903; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.968

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [7]; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [13]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 11. 20I-Kesley Ivy [12]; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]; 13. 4H-Tracy Hines [11]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 10. 4-Brock Zearfoss [17]; 11. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 12. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]; 13. 11-Ryan Smith [23]; 14. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 16. 23-DJ Foos [18]; 17. 16-Chris Andrews [15]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 22. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 23. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 24. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8] Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1), Carson Macedo (2-8), Craig Mintz (9), Carson Macedo (10-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Attica Raceway Park on 9/1/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4678
2. Carson Macedo - 4670
3. Chad Kemenah - 4586
4. Paul McMahan -4424
5. Dave Blaney - 4310
6. Cale Conley - 4062
7. Jac Haudenschild - 3850
8. Brandon Spithaler - 3788
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3730
10. Tyler Esh - 3558

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 Tim Shaffer (Trent Gower Photography Photo)



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

Tim Shaffer wins Dirt Classic Ohio opener at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (August 31, 2018) - Adding to an illustrious career resume that now includes 63 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer opened the 2018 Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park with a victory, this time holding off Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry to do so. The $5,000 victory was Shaffer’s seventh at the Attica highbanks during All Star competition, taking the lead officially on lap nine with a bold move in traffic.

“This is awesome. I hope I have a lot more years left in me,” an elated Tim Shaffer said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Rudzik Excavating No. 49X. “This team is really working together and this new RPM car is awesome. Cody [Jacobs] is doing an awesome job. The whole Rudzik gang is here tonight. They are just a great group of guys to be with. We started the year off high, but kinda leveled off through the middle of the year. Now we are starting to get back rolling again. It feels great.”

After a caution during the initial start that included Lee Jacobs and Dave Blaney, the Dirt Classic Ohio opener at Attica Raceway Park was officially underway with Carson Macedo earning the early jump over pole-sitter Tim Shaffer and Travis Philo. Macedo drove away in clean air for the first five circuits, quickly catching the tail-end of the field as the leaders approached the flagstand to complete lap six.

By lap seven, Shaffer was clearly on the move and powered forward to pull even with Macedo to create a side-by-side battle for the top spot. The top two battled wheel-to-wheel for the next two circuits until Shaffer made a bid for the top spot on lap nine, using Attica’s infamous cushion to slingshot around Macedo at the exit of turn four to complete the circuit. Although traffic created an instant roadblock for the four-time All Star champion, the chaos quickly came to a close as caution flags appeared once again on lap 11.

Green flag action soon returned with Shaffer navigating an open track and clean air. It was not until lap 16 when traffic came back into the picture, and even then, Shaffer’s pace at the front of the field was uninterrupted. Although Shaffer raced in cruise control, it was the action behind him that was beginning to heat up which included Macedo, fifth-starting Cap Henry, fourth-starting Travis Philo, and third-starting Brock Zearfoss, all battling and exchanging positions inside the top five.

Cap Henry, who undoubtedly was working the hardest to get near the front, utilized the lap 11 restart to move into fourth around Zearfoss, eventually working by Philo to take the third spot on lap 14. Soon thereafter, Zearfoss, the newly hired gun for Destiny Motorsports, also worked around the familiar No. 5T of Travis Philo to lock down the fourth spot on lap 23.

Continuing his shuffle toward the front, Henry pounced once again, this time using a gnarly slide job in traffic to get by Macedo to take the runner-up spot on lap 29. Unfortunately for Henry, a momentum shift in the form of a caution on lap 31 erased all possibility of hunting down Tim Shaffer in traffic. The caution was soon followed by red flag conditions on the ensuing restart, this time for Broc Martin, who was also the culprit in the earlier caution. Despite taking a wicked tumble outside of turns one and two, Martin walked away unharmed.

The green flag waved once again giving Tim Shaffer clean air and an open track to work with. As Shaffer resumed his commanding lead, it was Macedo who took advantage of the restart, ultimately working by Henry to regain the runner-up spot. As the laps clicked up to 40, the top three remained the same with Shaffer holding on to earn the Dirt Classic Ohio opening night victory, followed by Macedo and Henry at the final checkers.

“The yellow flags actually played in our favor, but I really didn’t mind the traffic,” Shaffer continued. “Cody gave me a car that was able to move all around the race track so the traffic wasn’t an issue. I actually put my wing a little too far back there toward the end and I thought maybe I was going to give it up, but it all worked out. You could really move all around tonight; top, bottom, through the middle. Hats off the track crew here tonight. They did an awesome job. Tomorrow is a whole new night. We’ll have to put ourselves in position, but we are going to try and do it again.”

Dirt Classic Ohio action at Attica Raceway Park will continue tomorrow - Saturday, September 1 - with another $5,000-to-win program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The All Stars will conclude their long, holiday weekend on Sunday, September 2, with the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. The All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by hot laps 5 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: - Friday, August 31, 2018:
Dirt Classic Ohio
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Broc Martin - 12.775 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.315 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Carson Macedo
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Stuart Brubaker
JE Pistons Dash: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Reutzel
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.426; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.550; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.599; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.712; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.745; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.938; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.138; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.159; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.231; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.567

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.487; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.561; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.644; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.731; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.807; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.917; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.952; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.109; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.605

Group (C)
1. 11N-Parker Price-Miller, 12.544; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.590; 3. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.613; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.664; 5. 97-Broc Martin, 12.680; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.714; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.780; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.852; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.158

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 8. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith [7]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [5]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [8]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [11]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 6. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 7. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [20]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [22]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 15. 2+-Brian Smith [24]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [18]; 17. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 18. 23-DJ Foos [23]; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 20. 16-Chris Andrews [10]; 21. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [21] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-8), Tim Shaffer (9-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Attica Raceway Park on 8/31/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4544
2. Carson Macedo - 4520
3. Chad Kemenah - 4466
4. Paul McMahan - 4292
5. Dave Blaney - 4202
6. Cale Conley - 3972
7. Jac Haudenschild - 3850
8. Brandon Spithaler - 3676
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3602
10. Tyler Esh - 3454

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.

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