BROWNSBURG, IN – Celebrating its fifth season under the command of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, the 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season is officially underway.
Five events of the 57-race campaign have already been completed, and although those five programs, all of which were contested in Florida in late January and early February, did not accumulate points toward the overall Series championship, fans were given a sneak peak at the expected level of competitiveness that the points season has in store. Fifteen drivers and teams have signed on for full-time membership in 2019.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of America’s largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory, begins its inaugural season as the official title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019. Founded in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s roots are instilled in a sprint car hotbed. Ollie’s has grown to over 300 locations in 23 states, offering real bargain prices in every department, from housewares to sporting goods to flooring and food. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods, and irregulars.
Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, will continue to be the exclusive and official motor oil supplier of Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, rejoining the Series as the presenting sponsor for the 2019 season.
The All Star Circuit of Champions welcomes Fatheadz Eyewear and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation as new partners to the Series in 2019. Fatheadz Eyewear will join JE Pistons as an official Dash Sponsor and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation will connect with our teams through a contingency partnership.
Founded in early 2004 under the direction of Rico Elmore, Fatheadz started with exclusively catering to men with heads too large to fit in standard width sunglasses comfortably. To solve this issue, Rico created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. The Fatheadz brand has grown to encompass five distinct lines of eyewear for both men and women.
Created to support organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive way of life, Rayce Rudeen Foundation will promote their vision through the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, pushing to promote their mission in providing support to those who address needs in prevention, treatment and recovery.
The All Stars will continue their television partnership with MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2019. The 2019 broadcast schedule includes ten events. Such events will include Ohio Sprint Speedweek events at Eldora Speedway and Muskingum County Speedway. The events on the Midwest swing in late July at Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway will be featured on MAVTV. Finally, the remaining five events will air from Pennsylvania beginning in August at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and back to back nights at Port Royal Speedway for the Tuscarora weekend. The events will be broadcast on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. ET and re-air three hours later. The original air dates will begin September 8 and continue through November 10.
For the first time in Series history, sprint car fans from around the world will have the opportunity to witness nearly every lap of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition live on the internet.
Speed Shift TV, an industry leader in motorsports marketing, production and live streaming with services extending to nearly 300 events in 2018, will follow the All Star Circuit of Champions on a near-full-time basis in 2019.
“We are privileged to be associated with so many great partners, new and returning. Their love of sprint car racing has allowed our series to grow, benefiting not only our committed race teams and loyal fans, but ultimately increasing the overall exposure that our racers, partners and supporters deserve,” Tony Stewart said. “Having an organization such as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet join the All Star Circuit of Champions and take on the role of title sponsor is exciting for short track racing. Our intent is to promote Ollie’s Bargain Outlet at the highest level, working to attract short track fans toward the ever-growing Ollie’s market.”
The 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 points season will begin on Thursday evening, April 11, at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia. The weekend will continue with a three-pack in Pennsylvania that will include visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, respectively.
Series Title Sponsor: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Series Presenting Sponsor: Mobil 1
Series Tire Sponsor: Hoosier
Contingency Sponsors: Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Rayce Rudeen Foundation
Heat Race Sponsors: Ford Performance, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Mobil 1, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Kistler Racing Products
Dash Sponsors: JE Pistons, Fatheadz Eyewear
Hot Laps Sponsor: C&R Racing
B-Main Sponsor: Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery
Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor: Cometic Gasket
Official Parts Supplier: Kear’s Speed Shop
Official Television Partner: MAVTV Motorsports Network
Official Online Broadcast Partner: Speed Shift TV
Official Radio Communications Partner: Racing Electronics
Series Partners: Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Chalk Stix, Sharp Advantage Safety Products, Jake’s Carts